Apple could not do it, Samsung could not do it, Google did not, and does not, want to do it and Microsoft is not even near. Think again....
Over at CIO today, Tom Kaneshige ran an article titled: Mobile Workers: 'I Want My Blackberry Back' It highlights comments from an IT executive at 'a well-known investment firm in New York City' and the troubles the organization is having with their Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) strategy and MDM solutions that ultimately has employees asking for their corporate BlackBerry back.
The issues with the MDM solutions tried range from severe battery drain on phones and tablets, not being able to receive push notifications, systems not working properly with the Salesforce apps and one MDM solution was even 'hammering the server like a denial-of-service attack, and thus had to be removed'. But as noted by the IT executive who opted to remain nameless for anonymity reasons, the biggest concern came down to privacy for workers or as noted in the article, the lack of.
One MDM solution tried allowed for the restriction of common apps but also notified end users when an IT admin was turning on location services or looking at the apps running on a device with no way for the end user to decline access to such things.
"Things like this drove a wedge between IT and the users," says the IT executive. "We became Big Brother. Everyone was convinced that we were doing this because we wanted to see what the hell they're doing. In reality, it's all about protecting the data."
"Maybe 60 percent of the people requested to go back to a BlackBerry and carry two devices," the IT executive says. "We were shocked, blown away, by the privacy reaction."
The privacy factor is increasingly becoming important for people and although this is only one documented situation, there's surely more organizations out there running into the exact same problems in the BYOD sector. The article doesn't note what MDM solutions were tried but BlackBerry aimed to solve a lot of the issues noted here with BES 10 and soon BES 12 by adding in BlackBerry Balance.
BlackBerry continue to open a wide stream of revenue segments. SMEs are a huge potential globally.
...this will be great to capture small to medium size business. a market of huge potential.
I think the trade when thru at $0.27 and $0.29. Definitely a big bet for the sort time frame and the expiration just before the earnings release. It just don't make any sense to me unless you love risk or know that things will be good between now and September 20th. As to the social network, you just have to read the "net."
My good friend Arnold, somebody also wrote my long-term Jan '15 and Jan '16 calls when BlackBerry was trading at $7.00/share. Who do you think won that bet?
I think they are a bit aggressive. I would split between Chen's $100 million and Evercore's $230 million and call it at $160 million in new revenue next year and leave it at that until we get some solid numbers.
My biggest call position is the January 2016 $10 calls as they were bought during the darkest of times. I feel more adventurous now with shorter calls.
No my dear Arnold, my long-term calls bought between $7.00 and $7.50 are deep in-the-money. Soon my new short-term calls will also be in-the-money. Deep down I know you love me my dear friend as you seem to cherish my posts. In fact, I think you are obsessed by them. Please, for your own mental health, get help soon!
Overbrook, I agree unless the investor known something we don't. Reason why I focused on the October calls. Remember that the Z3 is selling out in all countries where is launched and the Passport will most likely be released prior to the earnings call. The Passport is HOT in the social networks BIG time.
A big investor recently made a Huge bet on the September 20 calls. I was more conservative and bought BIG the October 18th calls at $10 and $11 strike price. Easy bet given all the upcoming news. I'm not afraid of Apple and IBM. Not one bit!
...why their partnership will fail. The market agrees. I took the opportunity to buy more calls.
So now I control 5,000 contracts at different short and long-term expiration dates. Now I will sit back and enjoy the further upside thanks to Apple and IBM.
Bought Accumulating 2000 October calls....news will be fast and furious. As I expected, the Apple and IBM news was a great buying opportunity. The news is now dead and execution will be very difficult. The Apple and IBM deal is DOA.
No! I want BlackBerry not to joint any dinosaur. We are going the to make the future of mobile computing and with other partners excluding AppleBlant, GoogleUnsecured, IBMnoIdeawhatisgoingon, Twitterthecatwilgetyou and FaceShiturassismine. :)
Arnold has an infatuation with me...Arnorld, please, please, get a live! You are getting boring.