Financial Services Industry Leaving BlackBerry

It is no surprise however a recent study is showing that many financial services organizations are leaving or planning to leave BlackBerry behind for other operating systems such as iOS and Android. 

BlackBerry have been the leaders in the financial industry however a recent survey showed that 49% of companies would not have any BlackBerry devices within the next 12 months.  This is a big problem since 44% of all the devices currently used in the financial industry are BlackBerry devices.

Most people would think this has to do with the current situation financial situation at Blackberry, unfortunately, that is incorrect.  The biggest reason for the switch is to boost employee productivity.  Most claim they wanted to ensure there would be enough apps available to help employees.  The migration away from Blackberry is expected to cost anywhere from $5 million to $25 million.

BYOD (bring-your-own-device) is becoming very important to organizations these days.  According to recent surveys, on average 40 per cent of the smartphones and tablets within the financial organizations are employee-owned.  Moving forward 69 per cent of CIOs believe mobile devices will replace laptops and desktops at work.  The biggest concern here is that only 38 per cent feel they can handle all of the security concerns with mobile devices.

As one of Toronto’s leading Managed IT Services firm, we are able to manage all security concerns with mobile devices.  By using the latest technology including our Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM), we are able to address many security concerns with BYOD, mobile devices and field staff.

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