Modern Mobility:

BlackBerry


March 9, 2018  1:46 PM

XenMobile MAM covers all bases as Citrix joins AppConfig Community

Colin Steele Colin Steele Profile: Colin Steele
Android, Apple, apps, BlackBerry, Citrix, Google, Microsoft Office, VMware

It's no longer Citrix and Microsoft vs. the world in the MAM market. Not too long ago, Citrix was the only third-party vendor that could manage Microsoft Office 365 mobile apps, and all the other major players promoted native OS-level mobile application management (MAM) through membership in the...

November 15, 2017  7:24 PM

CEO of BlackBerry downplays enterprise mobility management

Colin Steele Colin Steele Profile: Colin Steele
BlackBerry, Enterprise mobility, Internet of Things, VMware

NEW YORK -- We've talked a lot about BlackBerry's shift from a device manufacturer to a software provider over the past few years. And when we referred to software, we typically meant enterprise mobility management (EMM). In that regard, the company's transformation has gone well. BlackBerry is...


October 19, 2017  12:27 PM

MobileIron CEO out in favor of CFO: Why now?

Colin Steele Colin Steele Profile: Colin Steele
BlackBerry, Citrix, Enterprise, Gartner, IBM, Mobile, MobileIron, VMware

As the biggest standalone vendor left in the EMM market, MobileIron has faced questions about its future for years. Those will only intensify in light of the surprise departure of CEO Barry Mainz. Mainz and the board of directors came to a mutual decision that he should leave, the company said...


August 4, 2017  7:09 PM

Apple earnings growth comes from transition to services

Ramin Edmond Profile: Ramin Edmond
Apple, BlackBerry, iPhone, Microsoft

The transition of many tech giants into software and services vendors was apparent during Apple earnings on Tuesday night. The biggest tech company in the world, known for the Mac, iPhone and iPad, is in the midst of this transition. Apple's iPhones were still far and away the company's biggest...


June 26, 2017  4:23 PM

BlackBerry software business takes a hit

Colin Steele Colin Steele Profile: Colin Steele
BlackBerry, Enterprise mobility, mobile application management

BlackBerry's reinvention as a software company isn't going so well. The BlackBerry software business shrunk in the first quarter, falling short of analysts' expectations in the process. Those results came just days after the company announced a slew of enhancements to


February 16, 2017  5:31 PM

BlackBerry smartphone market share goes from minuscule to nonexistent

Colin Steele Colin Steele Profile: Colin Steele
Android, Apple iOS, BlackBerry, Enterprise mobility

BlackBerry hasn't given up on its mobile device business, but nearly everyone else has. The company's smartphone market share dropped to zero -- 0.0482% to be exact -- in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to Gartner....


November 21, 2016  3:39 AM

Mobile security is top priority for 2017

Eddie Lockhart Eddie Lockhart Profile: Eddie Lockhart
"New Year", Android, Apple, BlackBerry, iPhone, Microsoft, Microsoft Surface, Mobile security

With the rise of multifactor authentication and updates to Apple iOS security, there is a lot to look forward to next year. Four experts gaze into the enterprise mobility crystal ball. Patrick Moorhead President and principal analyst, Moor Insights and Strategy What...


November 14, 2016  8:07 PM

Never say die: Another BlackBerry smartphone is on the way

Ramin Edmond Profile: Ramin Edmond
Android, android apps, BlackBerry, BlackBerry 10, Enterprise mobility, Ford

BlackBerry smartphones aren't a thing of the past just yet. The company plans to release at least one more smartphone, which will feature its trademark physical keyboard, CEO John Chen said in an interview with Bloomberg TV last week. This announcement comes as a surprise, given that BlackBerry...


November 11, 2016  5:33 PM

Year in review: What mattered in 2016?

Alyssa Provazza Alyssa Provazza Profile: Alyssa Provazza
Amazon, Apple, augmented reality, BlackBerry, galaxy note, IBM, iPhone, Microsoft, samsung, Virtual Reality, Wearable devices

As 2016 comes to a close, it’s a good time to reflect on what we’ve learned over the past year. What are the major trends that have dominated the end-user computing industry? Who are the biggest market players to watch now? And how do businesses need to rethink their mobile strategies in light...


October 4, 2016  9:16 PM

BlackBerry joins AppConfig Community (finally)

Colin Steele Colin Steele Profile: Colin Steele
AirWatch, BlackBerry, Citrix, Enterprise mobility, mobile application management

The AppConfig Community's membership ranks continue to grow. BlackBerry, newly freed from its hardware chains, has joined AppConfig, a vendor consortium that promotes the...


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