Originally Posted by Wovel
Actually I am a consultant and have worked for the same company for twenty years. I already stated my reasons quite clearly. The fact that you chose to ignore them is of absolutely no importance to me. Blackberry usage in the Enterprise is on a steep decline. It is simply a fact. It is possible that you still work with one of the tiny percentage of companies that require employees to use a blackberry to access their email, but I doubt it.
Mmmm...seems that the feeling around of the IT gurus I know is that BES is still better than Good. I find it kinda hard to believe that the Fortune 100 IT departments are that agile to have migrated to Good so quickly or that insecure that they're running bare ActiveSync + iPhone security. Much less Android security.
Good only (mostly) secured iOS recently and given that Good only secures it's app it might still leave VPN vulnerable since general apps still have access to the phone's data connection. In 2011 you can configure Good to meet HIPPA and FIPS 140-2 for the iPhone (sorta...I recall it's still classified as in testing) but prior to iOS 4?
A lot of shops piloted Good when it looked like RIM might end up being shut down in the US in 2006 (that NTP thing) as a fallback but I'm calling bullshit when you claim that BES usage is down to a "tiny percentage" in large Fortune 100 IT shops with real security concerns (all of them).
If it's a "fact" that Fortune 100 shops were abandoning BES in droves then CIO and the other trade mags would have had that as a freaking huge headline and there'd be an assload of BES admins looking for work.
Anyone can claim to be an expert on the internet...but someone that ignores enterprise security in any discussion about BES vs ActiveSync doesn't strike me as much a consultant as poser.