re: BlackBerry's New Enterprise Candy Won't Tempt CIOs
Doesn't sound like you really ever had a need for BES nor are in a regulated industry. Just use ActiveSync and call it a day.
That said having oversight over 10k+ mobile devices secure and managing iOS is pretty much double what we pay for Blackberry. The devices are cheaper, data costs are lower and the enterprise Apps we need are all extended to Blackberry. Again your likely ok with the public App download and use whatever you want policy but when you have FINRA, HIPPA and a host of other regulatory bodies that audit you, you need a little more management.
The MDM space is a mess of solutions but there really is a short list and each solution has pros and cons. The big negative are they are ALL limited by the API support Apple and Google provide. Apple's done great work here, Google not so much. At the end of the day employees don't want a restricted iPhone anymore then they wanted a restricted Blackberry. Thus the last point - BYOD
BYOD is such a PITA but we have a program and very few employees use their device at work. Biggest drawbacks are the cost is shifted all on them, this works great for your C level who can foot the bill or just expense it back but rank employees don't like paying for data and phone calls for work. Subsidies eat into any cost savings and take time to administer so it is what it is. At the end of the day we still have employees using Blackberry 20-1 over BYOD.
Empolyees want the single device to serve both worlds and they don't want to give corporate control or access to their device. Corporate wants to dump growing mobile expense but want to ensure their data is protected, HR is paranoid about questionable activity being done on corporate property. We've already dealt with a sexting / harrasement case that almost killed the program. It's messy and there is not perfect solution. What works in one company, fails in another. Every company has different needs and culture. Personally if work expects me to be reachable all hours, they can pay for that priviledge. If they don't - my day ends at 5pm. If they technology is not what I like, I deal with it. It's really an entitlement attitude.
Back to BES 10, we're already running it and have Z10 devices deployed - rave reviews. People were so fed up with our current MDM it's like getting rescued off a deserted island. One of the users said it best, "I didn't realize how much time I was wasting on the iPhone, I gave it to my kid"
But hey, best of luck with your new approach to enterprise mobility.