Gartner tells IT shops that it’s ‚game over‘ for BlackBerry

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„Gartner recommends that our [BlackBerry enterprise] clients take no more than six months to consider and implement alternatives to BlackBerry,“ said Gartner analyst Bill Menezes in an email interview on Friday. „We’re emphasizing that all clients should immediately ensure they have backup mobile data management plans and are at least testing alternative devices to BlackBerry.“

Menezes said a full Gartner report with three recommended courses of action will be delivered soon to Gartner clients that use BlackBerry Enterprise Service servers and/or BlackBerry smartphones.

Menezes noted that while he and Gartner are clearly foretelling BlackBerry’s demise, „BlackBerry isn’t going to disappear overnight and there’s probably a six month window to consider and then implement alternatives.“

Es ist eher selten, dass ein Analyst so unverblümt seine Meinung äußert. Blackberry hat daraufhin betont, dass man auch während der Restrukturierungsphase die Unternehmenskunden keinesfalls im Stich lassen werde.