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New InformationWeek Reports Research Finds Just 7% Of IT Pros Plan Increased Use Of RIM Products In The Future

27% are either actively looking to replace Research In Motion products or have already done so

San Francisco – February 23, 2012 – InformationWeek Reports (http://reports.informationweek.com), a service provider for peer-based IT research and analysis, announced the release of its latest research report. “Can RIM Be Saved?” encompasses analysis of results from InformationWeek’s recent Research In Motion Survey and guides readers in refining their plans for use of BlackBerry devices as well as BES and the upcoming BlackBerry Mobile Fusion. More than 530 business technology professionals responded to this poll.

 Research Summary:

While BlackBerry represents a median of 70% of company-purchased smartphones in use now, that percentage plummets to 25% when respondents look ahead 24 months. While the future looks grim for Research In Motion, there are some moves the company can make. IT teams need to be prepared for all eventualities, however.

 Findings: 

  •  67% of our survey respondents consider Apple a strategic partner for enterprise mobility in the U.S. compared with 36% citing RIM and 38% citing Microsoft.
  •  46% say the former RIM co-CEOs’ leadership is a primary or significant factor in the company’s decline.
  •  4% of those using or considering RIM products plan to migrate to BlackBerry Mobile Fusion.
  •  Just 1% describe RIM as a smartphone market leader, positioned to continue to grow its influence.

 The report author, Art Wittmann, serves as the director of InformationWeek Reports.

 For full access to the research data, members can download now: http://reports.informationweek.com/abstract/18/8698/Mobility-Wireless/re...

 “IT pros still like BlackBerry devices,” says Lorna Garey, content director of InformationWeek Reports. “They like the security and manageability of the platform. But end users have largely spoken, and Apple and Android devices are the future, unless RIM ‘s new CEO institutes some bold changes.”

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