Ignoring for the moment that RIM top brass considers BlackBerrys to be netbooks, many of us are familiar with the age old dillema that all corporate road warriors face: do I need a notebook, or can I get by with just a BlackBerry? The fine folks at Rove Mobile have reignited the debate, posting 7 reasons why the BlackBerry is better than a notebook on their company blog (yes, mobile tech companies blog now too). While it’s by no means definitive, the list is a good starting point for recognizing the benefits of a BlackBerry, and with apologies to Mr. Lazaridis, many of the arguments can be used against those fancy netbooks everyone is talking about. Here’s an example from the post.
We don’t know of an IT admin who truly believes that any system is 100% secure. These days, portable computers rely on a variety of security measures, from logins and biometric security on the client side to VPN authentication and encryption on the network side. BlackBerry can be secured and its data is also encrypted, but it has the distinct advantage of being remotely provisioned, secured, and even wiped by the home office. So if it falls into the wrong hands, it can be neutralized immediately, removing sensitive data and protecting your organization.
Hit the link below to see the other six reasons, and make sure to post a comment if you can think of anything else.