Five enterprise and CIO lessons from the BlackBerry decade
BlackBerry changed the world. It made wireless email a killer app that every salesperson and travelling executive absolutely needed to have to get their work done. It gave us devices with batteries that lasted a full week, connectivity that made email feel real-time even over very slow networks, and a user experience that everyone LOVED. And, for IT, BlackBerry established a standard of security that protected even the most sensitive information with comprehensive policy support from a central management console.
Great email and great security were the hallmarks of the BlackBerry solution and no one else even came close to matching them in the first decade of this millennium. The term “Crackberry” became so popular to describe the addictive nature of the service that it was selected as the