Blackberry’s Death Throes
You may remember my article about Blackberry a month ago. In it I predicted the demise of Research In Motion’s flagship product, and now they’ve put yet another nail into their own coffin.
In the wake of a three day service outage last week, BlackBerry parent company Research in Motion (RIM) is offering compensation to its customers: consumers will receive free applications and enterprise customers will receive one month of free support.
[Editor’s Note (Paller): This outage marks the beginning of the death
throes for BlackBerry’s long-held domination of corporate mobile IT.
Since availability is one of the three pillars of security, security
pros no longer can say that BlackBerry offers better security. A
promising and fully implemented model of effective enterprise mobile
security covering iPhones, iPads, and Android devices was presented at
last week’s National Cybersecurity Innovation Awards ceremony (press
releases will come out over the next two weeks about the winners). The
enterprise mobile security solution be written up and briefed in a
webcast in the next week or two. We’ll announce the time at the top of
NewsBites next week.)
- Hey, RIM! Time to step it up with better BlackBerry freebies (news.cnet.com)
- RIM unveils Android-compatible system for BlackBerry (thestar.com)