IT professionals have strong feelings about RIM, its products, and its plight. But the real issue is end user device preference.
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Even though user opinions matter a lot, IT gets a say too. We asked IT pros to rank 11 features of mobile devices. We're willing to bet that users would come up with a very different ranking. That's not good--user priorities and IT's should be better aligned. IT pros put the ability to support both personal and work use on the device at the bottom of the list. If you asked users how much they'd value having just one device to carry, they'd tell you it's pretty important--a lot more important than letting IT have the ability to arbitrarily exclude apps (for instance).
Building A Mobile Business MindsetAmong 688 respondents, 46% have deployed mobile apps, with an additional 24% planning to in the next year. Soon all apps will look like mobile apps – and it's past time for those with no plans to get cracking.
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