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    Android And iOS Fall Short To BlackBerry In Corporate Security

    Security has always been a key attribute when businesses decide on a mobile device, but has this mentality changed? Is security really the number one priority for corporate environments? A recent poll taken from Check Point Technologies may suggest otherwise. According to the survey results 89% of the people interviewed have their mobile devices connected to a corporate network. Of those results Apple and BlackBerry devices were the most common mobile devices used to connect to their networks.
    According to their detailed findings Apple's iOS accounted for 30% of the mobile platforms, narrowly surpassing BlackBerry as the most used mobile platform. So Apple's iOS has gained favor among corporate users. What's the bid deal?
    Now for the important part security, lets not forget about that. Android leads that pack in this department and Apple's iOS is pretty close second at 36%, because they both simply have way too many security flaws.
    In addition 71% of the people surveyed stated that mobile devices have contributed to increased security incidents. So what does all this mean? It means that corporate users are sacrificing security over amusement. Now this would not be such a big issue in the normal consumer market where security is not as demanding, but when you have a company that has millions of dollars in information its a different story. Users are simply giving up a superior BlackBerry device in relation to security for an inferior Apple device with all the bells and whistles. IT Administrators and CIO's need to be asking themselves if the trade-off is really worth it. I think not, stick with security over amusement when it comes to your business.
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    I think as an owner of BlackBerry Bold 9900 device, security is a big issue to me, yeah, I may not run a multi-million dollar company, but after all, security should be on everyone's mind with new day to day advancements in (mobile) technology, why would I even dare to think of using any other mobile platform with regards to corporate security.

    There is nothing else compared to RIM's BlackBerry devices.

    As ice2921 has mentioned in the above article,
    IT Administrators and CIO's need to be asking themselves if the trade-off is really worth it.
    What will it take for a company to take mobile security seriously? Android or BlackBerry? Do you really have to think about it?

    Excellent article ice.

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    Style Over Substance.

    This is the classic case of style (apps, games, movies) over substance (secure e-mail and messaging). Further proof that common sense is not common, even in the corporate world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonMariano View Post
    This is the classic case of style (apps, games, movies) over substance (secure e-mail and messaging). Further proof that common sense is not common, even in the corporate world.
    Perfectly said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonMariano View Post
    This is the classic case of style (apps, games, movies) over substance (secure e-mail and messaging). Further proof that common sense is not common, even in the corporate world.
    Welcome to

    This should be quoted in memo mode, attached to every single Corporate boss, and CC'd to everyone else

    On a side note, DonMariano, I see you have a Curve 8320, ain't that one great BlackBerry

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    Called It As I See It

    Thanks ice2921 and grimreaper, I just called it as I see it. The Curve 8320 is a great phone, looking to replace it with a Torch 9810 as well as getting a 64GB Playbook very soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonMariano View Post
    Thanks ice2921 and grimreaper, I just called it as I see it. The Curve 8320 is a great phone, looking to replace it with a Torch 9810 as well as getting a 64GB Playbook very soon.
    The BlackBerry Curve 8320 was my very first smartphone, and I fell in love with it.

    One day, when you upgrade to the BlackBerry Torch 9810, you'll love the power, and how responsive it is, not to mention the auto-focus camera.

    Together with the Torch 9810, and the 64GB BlackBerry PlayBook, it's a killer combo!

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