November 25, 2013
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The once-mighty BlackBerry is—as we know it—no more. The company previously known as Research in Motion (RIM), which arguably invented the smartphone, has suffered what is likely an irreversible decline in the industry it helped to revolutionize. Its US market share has declined from 50 percent in 2009 to less than 3 percent, according to figures released in August 2013 by the analyst IDC, and its devices are selling at deep discounts. Few analysts expect a turnaround.
The first-to-market giant was a business and government darling because it featured a proprietary ecosystem that gave organizations direct control over their mobile environment, a model that may be hard to replicate on other platforms.
In many cases, mobility solutions are being rushed out because of heightened business requirements, competitive business needs, and other movements in the mobility ecosystem. But migration decisions can’t be taken lightly. A gap in a mobility plan implementation could cost money, risk assets, and prove embarrassing.
Preparing to switch from BlackBerry? Here are a few quick pointers to help ensure business continuity, lower total cost of ownership, and deliver a higher return on investment:
By considering every detail—from bring-your-own-device (BYOD) programs to help-desk support—you can more easily address potential pain points, and avoid pitfalls associated with using bleeding-edge technology.
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