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BlackBerry Announcements Require Enterprises to Take Action

Published: 27 September 2013

ID: G00258229

Analyst(s): Ken Dulaney

Summary

News that BlackBerry had nearly $1 billion in unsold phones and may become a private company leaves clients asking whether they should stay with the platform or move on. Use our research to determine your short- and long-term risks and prepare for change.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • IT and business leaders are looking for alternatives; an August 2013 Gartner survey showed only 9% of users at organizations expect to be on BlackBerry by 2016, compared to 24% today
  • Increasing uncertainty for clients is being driven by BlackBerry's intention to cut staff by 40% and potentially be taken private

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