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How IT Views RIM's Future: Exclusive Research

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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For those who see a diminished role for RIM products, the reasoning is painfully blunt--both users and IT pros are largely losing interest in the platform. That in turn brings the long term viability of the company into question. Given RIM's worldwide presence, we think the company will be around a while, but whether it has even a remote chance of keeping pace with innovations from Apple and the Android cadre is another matter. A large number of respondents chose "other" for this question. The option we should have added to the list was the cost of maintaining the BES environment. Microsoft's EAS is free to Exchange customers, which for many people makes it hard to beat. It's also not as complete as BES.

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2/4/2012 | 5:24:04 PM
re: How IT Views RIM's Future: Exclusive Research
It is understandable the situation RIM faces now because RIM is a real singer, but Apple or Google is a pop star. Of course pop star has more audiences, but we'll know a real singer has better taste and style. 80% more people don't have professional knowledge to the electronic devices.
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