Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 - Solentive Software
Recent research has shown that BlackBerry 7.0 is the most ideal platform for enterprise use. Ahead of the Apple iOS, Windows and Android platforms, BlackBerry 7.0 earned the highest average score across the categories of built-in and application security, authentication, device wipe, firewall and virtualisation features. The most notable BlackBerry feature is the IT administrator’s ability to have complete control over the device through the BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES). Why then, is BlackBerry’s popularity in the enterprise declining?

“As more consumers adopt smartphones for their own personal use, the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend strengthens. Most consumers are drawn towards devices that have been created for the consumer market, rather than the enterprise market,” explains Kareem Tawansi, CEO of software development provider, Solentive Software.

“Of course, the problem this then creates is that employees are adopting platforms geared towards consumers, for enterprise use, when such platforms are not quite enterprise-ready.

“Although Research In Motion (RIM) have geared the BlackBerry towards enterprise use by making their platforms highly secure, most people prefer to use the more consumer-oriented platforms such as Apple’s iOS, Google’s Android and Microsoft’s Windows Phone,” continues Kareem.

With consumerisation on the rise through the BYOD trend, every mobile device used to access an organisation’s data poses a risk to the business. Therefore, it is important to address this issue through a well-thought out mobile device security policy. Educating employees about using their devices securely is also important.

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