BlackBerry says MDM Pure Plays are dying off
According to BlackBerry, today's MDMs need to include support for container applications (think Samsung KNOX), different handsets and operating systems, and make sure that core business processes used by mobile workers are secure. While BlackBerry admits that some pure MDM companies are trying to add on these new services, the company asks how secure you'd feel when having your company's smartphones managed by these late comers to the game.
As BlackBerry points out, it has offered MDM since 1999 and counts numerous government agencies and organizations as customers. According to Joe McGarvey, Enterprise Content Strategist at BlackBerry (and the author of the post on BlackBerry's Business Blog), the company started at the high-end of mobile device security to "meet the security needs of any enterprise. Given their heritages in the low-end MDM space, rival vendors are now bolting on security and application management capabilities."
While announcing that BES will soon support Windows Phone, CEO John Chen said that while BES continues to make money for the company, it has been losing customers since the retirement of BlackBerry 7. This is one area of the company that definitely needs to show growth and we're sure that the CEO is working on it. After all, you don't want to tell the world how some of your competitors are disappearing, only to fall off the ends of the earth yourself.
source: BlackBerry via BerryReview
3. Lt.Green (Posts: 394; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
The only words I understood about the title was Blackberry & dying.
6. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)
Troll elsewhere or offer something constructive. But leave your hate for BlackBerry out of it.
5. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5921; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
"...it has been losing customers since the retirement of BlackBerry 7."
Easy fix for that problem - un-retire BB7.
7. AfterShock (Posts: 2895; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
I meet 10-20 new people at my job each day..only saw one BB in the last two years, I should add, I only saw one WP as well..
I can't see them hanging on much longer in the retail phone world sadly.
I think they should fire sale their Z10 for mega cheap and get it out there in more peoples hands like they did with their playbook.