#BBFactCheck: MobileIron Underestimates BlackBerry

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MobileIron recently held its Q4 earnings call where their CEO, Bob Tinker, made a number of comments regarding the competitive landscape — and BlackBerry in particular. Let’s separate Bob’s self-promotion from reality – and the facts.

Bob says: that he and his team “really don’t see BlackBerry or BES12, inside customers, or in competitive deals.” He adds “what we hear from our large enterprise customers, which is actually that they’re turning off their BESs, around the world.

Fact Check: What Bob thinks he sees and hears is probably not the best assessment of what’s actually happening in the market. To get a better sense of the competitive landscape, BlackBerry recently asked independent research firm GfK to survey enterprise mobility decision makers in large companies in the US, Canada, UK, France and Germany. They found that:

  • Approximately one-third of companies (32 percent) indicated that they…

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@AliRehman81 is the Enterprise Social Marketing Manager at BlackBerry. He is involved in managing social media program for the B2B community. Also focusing on developing engagement and awareness across various social properties. Outside of work he is a massive aviation fan and big supporter of the 'Blue Angels (USN)' aerobatics team.

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