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The agency said in a solicitation document posted last week that it intends to buy iPhones for more than 17,600 employees a purchase worth $2.1 million.
The agency said it has relied on RIM for eight years, but the company no longer meet the mobile technology needs of the agency.
It also said it analyzed Apple iOS based devices and Google Inc Android operating system and concluded that, for the near term, Apple iPhone services offer the best technology for the canada goose coats on sale agency because of Apple tight controls of the hardware platform and operating system.
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RIM said that, after accounting for the ICE move, it had one canada goose uk outlet million government customers in North America.
RIM advantage has been what industry experts Canada Goose Online widely describe as superior security and device management features that have made the BlackBerry Canada Goose sale appealing to corporate IT managers and a crucial tool for police, government and military use.
But that advantage is waning with the growing number of providers that help companies beef up security on iPhones and Androids and with Apple working on better security on its devices.
is really addressing security, Sterne Agee analyst Shaw Wu said, adding that it had improved security with the acquisition of AuthenTec and that it now supports Cisco VPN.
Wu said RIM problems were compounded by questions over the company economic viability.
the company going to be around in the next couple of years? Wu said.
In addition, he added that lot of these enterprises have moved beyond email and voice, on to apps and, with RIM, it pretty clear that their app ecosystem is very weak.