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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Though survey respondents are resigned to the need to support other phones, most aren't looking to dump either BlackBerry phones or the BlackBerry Enterprise Server. Only about a third say they're looking to create RIM-free environment, while the rest are willing to support the BlackBerry as long as someone in their organization uses the phones. Only a small handful see RIM use continuing as it is. We're willing to bet that a good fraction of those people have particular security needs, such as many government sector users.
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.