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3/28/2014
12:52 PM
Randy Siegel
Randy Siegel
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Samsung Chips Away At BlackBerry's Government Business

BlackBerry continues to raise the mobile security bar at the Defense Department, but Samsung and others are making inroads in government mobile business.

Samsung's KNOX security system

Samsung's KNOX security system

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David F. Carr
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3/31/2014 | 8:45:32 AM
What's attracting government agencies to Android?
What do you see as the main motivation for moving from BlackBerry to Android? A desire for access to Android apps? A price difference? A perception that BlackBerry is fading fast?
WKash
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3/28/2014 | 4:01:35 PM
Containers
One interesting development to watch out for is the extent to which the carriers are likely to play a larger role in all of this.  They're developing containers that will make it easier for many civilian agencies and enterprises to manage corporate/enterprise apps/data/messaging within an environment they can control on an employee's device of choice.
J_Brandt
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3/28/2014 | 1:57:12 PM
Knox Key
I think the key part of all this is Knox, not the physical devices.  If they can truly provide NOC security and tools without the NOC, that's pretty amazing.
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