RIM's enterprise dominance comes to an end
Mobile Workshop After dominating the enterprise mobile email space with the BlackBerry solution for so many years, RIM is no longer the only serious game in town. Despite a number of false starts, arch-rival Microsoft now appears to have closed the gap, at least in terms of forward looking commitment.
In a recent Reg Reader poll, the number of enterprise respondents citing native MS Exchange with ActiveSync as their strategic mobile email platform was almost identical to the number committed to RIM Blackberry.
A couple of things are likely to be underpinning this shift. Firstly, the Microsoft solution has grown up somewhat, and with the recent incorporation of push email, historically RIM's big differentiator, the user experience now delivered natively by Exchange is arguably on a par with the BlackBerry.
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