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As our use of smartphones and tablets – and the business apps we use on them – continues to increase, our need for those apps to be available and functioning is becoming more and more “mission critical.”
In today’s mobile world, smartphones are now considered an extension of oneself. We view stock options, catch up on last night’s game, Tweet, respond to emails, and update business presentations all in the palm of our hand. Today’s mobile devices blend the line between work and personal life – making anything possible.
As a purveyor of mobile technology tools, we here at Building Engines have been following the BlackBerry saga very closely, and like many, we were not surprised by the potential sale announcement yesterday. The former smartphone giant agreed in principal to be acquired by Fairfax Financial, a Canadian insurance company and BlackBerry’s largest shareholder, in a deal worth $4.7 billion in U.S. dollars.
Though consumer response to BlackBerry’s OS10 has been tepid at best, the ailing smartphone is still fairly prevalent in corporate America. Why? BlackBerry is the leader when it comes to mobile security.
When it comes to technology choices for Commercial Real Estate (CRE) property management, knowing which system (or combination of systems) you need to run your business can get confusing. Here at Building Engines we’re often asked what the differences are between the various types of tenant service or maintenance systems and which are the right choices for specific situations. To help answer those questions, we break them down for you below based on functionality and applicability.
When we say BE-Mobile is accessible on all devices, we mean it. Today we are excited to announce the latest operating system to integrate with our software – the BlackBerry OS10 platform! Now BB Z10, Q10 and Q5 users can access all of the powerful features of BE-Mobile.
Apple’s share in the worldwide smartphone operating system market posted a year-over-year decline during the second quarter of 2013. Meanwhile, Android and Windows Phone both managed slight increases during the same period.
According to Michael Crowley in his article Handheld Computing Devices Improve Managing Work-Order Data, what businesses were not planning for, however, was for handhelds to merely speed up the collection of poor-quality work-order and asset data collection. Even then, data was only coming to the companies who were using handhelds regularly.