While everyone was watching what fixes Microsoft had for Patch Tuesday, BlackBerry issued its own security advisory on Tuesday to plug a security hole in BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10, the Universal Device Service 6 and BES 5.
For me, BlackBerry makes a convincing case that it will continue to be the go-to mobility solution for enterprises in regulated industries, such as financial, healthcare and defense, as well as government customers. But that will confine it to a niche market. For industries where BYOD is widespread and usability is paramount, I don't see BlackBerry making a comeback, either in terms of handsets or enterprise mobility platform.
Quick takes on mobile IT news for Wednesday, 12/4 including: the rise of mobile enterprise apps with IT officials, mobile business intelligence lends boost to BI adoption in the enterprise, BlackBerry's BES 10 gets upgrade and helps out BYOD, PC shipments now live in the shadows of tablet shipments and the latest on mobile gambling.
In the not-dead-yet news category, BlackBerry has lined up two new customers for its BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 enterprise mobility management platform--as the deadline for bidders for the firm nears.
Enterprises should look for alternatives to BlackBerry smartphones and enterprise mobility management platforms over the next six months, according to a new Gartner report to clients authored by analyst Ken Dulaney. Gartner analyst Bill Menezes confirmed this in an email interview with Computerworld.
In the enterprise market, BlackBerry appears to be doing well. But on Wall Street, the company is faring poorly.
Concerned about the security risks of BYOD, Toronto-based Canadian Tire has decided to issue its 3,000 employees corporate-owned BlackBerry 10 devices, according to a report by Computerworld.
The Pentagon has approved the use of BlackBerry 10 and PlayBook tablets using the BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 server, and Samsung Android smartphones using its KNOX security platform.
While BlackBerry is struggling to gain ground in developed markets with its new BlackBerry Z10 handsets and BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10, the Canadian firm appears to be having more success in developing markets.
Research in Motion launched on Wednesday its long-awaited BlackBerry 10 operating system and handsets, after releasing its BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 server last week.