I’m sure this doesn’t come as much of a surprise to anyone — using a mobile email device moved from luxury to necessity a long time ago in most corporate sectors — but it’s always nice to see proof, just to confirm “common sense” assumptions. Reuters India recently asked high level strategists at some of the world’s top investment firms what piece of technology they can’t live without. 6 out of the 7 people surveyed named their BlackBerrys.
Here’s who was surveyed:
Rich Bernstein, Chief Investment Strategist at Merrill Lynch
Gregory Peters, Head of U.S. Credit Strategy at Morgan Stanley
Abhijit Chakrabortti, Global Equity Strategist at JPMorgan Chase & Co
Abby Joseph Cohen, Chief U.S. Investment Strategist at Goldman Sachs
Tobias Levkovich, Chief U.S. Equity Strategist at Citigroup
Rebecca Patterson, Currency Strategist at JPMorgan
Ed Keon, Chief Investment Strategist at Prudential Equity Group
Here’s what Gregory Peters had to say about his BlackBerry:
My BlackBerry. I can’t live without it. It’s a blessing and a curse. It allows you to go do whatever — like go play golf — and stay connected, but then the bad thing is you can’t disconnect.
We hear ya, Greg. We hear ya.