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Former BlackBerry and BlackBerryCool Editor Doug Soltys Talks IBM and Apple Deal

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Doug Soltys is the former Editor in Chief of BlackBerryCool as well as a former employee of BlackBerry as its Blog Manager. Today, he spoke on CBC’s The National to discuss the partnership between Apple and IBM.

It’s an interesting discussion as everyone wants to know how this partnership will affect BlackBerry. While Apple doesn’t have the ultra-high security needed for government and defense, those clients may pale in significance to the clients that IBM may lure to Apple with its enterprise app offerings. Also, it’s worth noting that IBM has 100,000 employees and Apple shipped 50x what BlackBerry shipped in Q4 2013. It’s an uphill battle for sure.

Here is a link to The National’s video on the IBM and Apple deal with Doug coming in at the end.

Ottawa, Canada: Register for the BlackBerry Developer Group Meetup

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If you’re in Ottawa, Canada or the surrounding region, you should definitely check out the Ottawa BlackBerry Developer Group. The meetup will talk about some of the changes at BlackBerry, mostly that the company is largely enterprise focused. This change is very visible at the developer group level. BlackBerry has been using a Developer Group Hub, powered by Influitive, in order to connect Group Managers as well as send the company message to those groups. So far, the message is clear: develop enterprise apps.

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Martha Stewart and Other Celebrities Still Use a BlackBerry

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Is it the security? Is it the keyboard? It’s probably a combination. We’ve seen several celebrities, such as Leonardo Dicaprio who uses a Q10, talk about their love of BlackBerry. Perhaps there’s some overlap with enterprise and celebrity that isn’t fully understood yet.
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Aaron Levie, CEO of Box, Says It’s Not Investing in BlackBerry Platform Going Forward

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Check out the above video, embedded at the exact time where Levie talks BlackBerry.

Box is an interesting partner for BlackBerry as the company addresses 2 key areas of the platform: cloud storage and enterprise. As Box moves increasingly into the cloud storage for enterprise space, it becomes a more critical partner of BlackBerry’s and at launch, Box seemed to be totally on board. According to the CEO, this isn’t going to be the case going forward and they aren’t going to be investing more in the platform.
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BlackBerry Announces Cloud Based Electronic Mobility Management

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BlackBerry has unveiled a new service today at Gartner Symposium/ITXpo 2013. Electronic Mobility Management is a cloud-based mobile management solution for BlackBerry, iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. Continue reading ‘BlackBerry Announces Cloud Based Electronic Mobility Management’

10 Enterprise and SME Apps We Want On BlackBerry 10

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If BlackBerry is going to dominate in the enterprise space, it should take the time to bring all the best Enterprise and SME apps to the platform. This can be done in a few ways: convince/pay the developers, flood select businesses with devices, or continue on the path of building the right platform for them to arrive at the conclusion that BB10 is the way to go themselves. Here are 10 widely loved apps that would really position BlackBerry nicely in this space.
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