Samsung unveiled its Galaxy S5 and the second version of its Knox mobile security platform at the Mobile World Congress as part of an effort to gain a greater share of the enterprise mobility market--a market left open by BlackBerry's stumbles.
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.
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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.
NetMotion Wireless recently hired a new CEO, Erik Prusch, who was formerly the CEO of wireless company Clearwire. Prusch is still getting used to his new role as the head of an enterprise mobility management firm, but said that BlackBerry's struggles in the smartphone market, particularly as it has confronted the bring-your-own-device phenomenon, highlights how fast mobile technology and tastes can change.
Quick takes on the latest mobile IT news for Wednesday, 1/8 including: the latest service from Samsung, why users aren't exactly jazzed about mobile banking, the new BlackBerry CEO's attempts to bring the firm back into the race, BYOD risk warnings ring through the U.K. and the forecast number of PC and mobile device shipments for 2014.
BlackBerry, the struggling mobility firm, is taking the offensive by setting up a security innovation center in the Washington, D.C. area.
In 2014, Apple will step into the enterprise void being left by struggling BlackBerry, predicts Bill Seibel, founder of mobility firm Mobiquity.
The struggling mobility firm BlackBerry is suing Typo Products, a startup founded by "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest and entrepreneur Laurence Hallier, for ripping off BlackBerry's smartphone keyboard design in making a keyboard case for the iPhone.
Samsung is the top vendor when it comes to enterprise smartphone offerings, edging out Apple for the honor, says ABI Research.