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11/30/2011 | 5:21:06 PM
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I'd like for InformationWeek to disclose any Wall Street interests.. who is paying for these hate RIM articles?
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11/30/2011 | 6:02:26 PM
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Too funny why don't you ask the US military the same question they only allow black berry phones, heck the president has one, plus I just watched Black Berry stocks go up as a result of the fusion move.
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11/30/2011 | 6:27:59 PM
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InformationWeek editors, as a matter of policy, own stock in no companies we report on. And this is hardly a "hate RIM" opinion column.
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11/30/2011 | 8:00:57 PM
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In terms of investing, I only own mutual funds, and couldn't tell you what's in them. I have no ax to grind with RIM - in fact the BlackBerry Curve is the phone I use on a daily basis. I just don't think Fusion is going to be the thing to turn the company around, nor do I think it's necessarily going to be the way most companies will manage mobile devices.

In interviews with RIM executives it's clear that they they see one path for RIM devices, another for Android and iOS and haven't thought much (or at least won't say much) about Windows mobile devices. That's not going to make them a powerhouse in MDM, particularly when you have other vendors who are doing their best to allow IT organizations to apply uniform policies across devices.

That doesn't mean I don't think that RIM will still do well in certain applications (ones requiring high security as mentioned by another commenter are a good example), but overall, I'd be surprised to see wide scale adoption of Fusion. RIM just doesn't present itself as taking seriously the issue of integrating other platforms, at least not in the way that other MDM vendors do.
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12/1/2011 | 2:23:46 AM
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re: As Research In Motion tries to stanch the flow of customers away from its products

The first statement is outragously inept, the number of users has grown astronomically the last 3 years ! This RIM bashing is wearing thin, gimme a break and do 5 minutes of research before writng an article please, no need to sex it up with factually incorrect statement, just give me useful info...
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12/1/2011 | 3:34:31 AM
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OK.... http://blogs.wsj.com/deals/201...

and http://news.yahoo.com/android-...

and http://www.bizjournals.com/buf...

There's my five minutes of research. Where's yours?
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12/1/2011 | 5:03:09 AM
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Doing beta's and waiting to late March seems to signal the Ubitexx integration was more difficult than anticipated. It will be almost a year from when they purchased the company.

MDM isn't cheap. Self-funding it makes it a more attractive value proposition, many companies should look to wireless expense management to lower costs for the BYOD's. As a mobility consultant I find many companies moving the expense out of the IT cost center, but then it gets hidden in expense reports, most times at a significantly higher cost than the corporate paid plan.
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12/2/2011 | 7:35:00 AM
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Probably RIM customers.
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12/2/2011 | 7:39:12 AM
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I work for a company that only allows RIM, but it isn't because we believe RIM is the best smartphone on the market. It is because, presumably like the military, there has been a large investment in BES and skills around RIM. Large organizations can't turn on a dime like individuals, but that doesn't mean it is a vote for RIM as the best smartphone on the market at this time. It means it was a vote for RIM as the best smartphone on the market 5-10 years ago.


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