05-11-13 01:07 AM
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  1. beverns's Avatar
    I work for a Federal Government Agency. Last year at this time we were using the IPHONE and IPAD on a trial study. Most of my coworkers could not wait to get rid of the old antiquated BBO7 phones and get an IPAD. I was even ridiculed for walking around with my PlayBook. My agency recently deemed the IPHONE and IPAD unfit and are not authorized for use. All Apple products had to be returned. Today, I found out that my agency has a huge shipment of Z10's ready for distribution. No trial period or study. So sleep easy, BlackBerry is here to stay!

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    05-10-13 06:30 PM
  2. thurask's Avatar
    I work for a Federal Government Agency. Last year at this time we were using the IPHONE and IPAD on a trial study. Most of my coworkers could not wait to get rid of the old antiquated BBO7 phones and get an IPAD. I was even ridiculed for walking around with my PlayBook. My agency recently deemed the IPHONE and IPAD unfit and are not authorized for use. All Apple products had to be returned. Today, I found out that my agency has a huge shipment of Z10's ready for distribution. No trial period or study. So sleep easy, BlackBerry is here to stay!

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    It's great to hear that the American government is capable of making at least some sense.
    05-10-13 06:37 PM
  3. R Field's Avatar
    Which countries government do you work for?

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    05-10-13 06:38 PM
  4. scrannel's Avatar
    Well, if the guy's based out of Miami -- I guess that means the USA or Cuba!
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    05-10-13 06:42 PM
  5. beverns's Avatar
    Well, if the guy's based out of Miami -- I guess that means the USA or Cuba!
    Miami IS in Cuba! Lol...

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    05-10-13 06:44 PM
  6. R Field's Avatar
    Would be great news if Thorstein announced a huge US government order and that Apple devices are not secure enough.

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    05-10-13 06:50 PM
  7. Young Z's Avatar
    Good for BlackBerry, but "No trial period or study" is not something to brag about.

    Hopefully it was tested by some central agency, hence why it doesn't need to be tested again.
    05-10-13 07:11 PM
  8. beverns's Avatar
    Would be great news if Thorstein announced a huge US government order and that Apple devices are not secure enough.

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    I agree with you. This is a very large agency with multiple sub agencies. Some of the sub agencies have made announcements of switching back to BlackBerry. My particular agency has not. But my coworkers with their fancy personal IPHONES, are very excited after they have played around with my Z10 to get their, very Apple hands on the government issued Z10. Unfortunately, it will be very dumbed down for security purposes.

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    05-10-13 07:14 PM
  9. beverns's Avatar
    Good for BlackBerry, but "No trial period or study" is not something to brag about.

    Hopefully it was tested by some central agency, hence why it doesn't need to be test again.
    I am bragging, because it has already been tested and approved. We used the Apple products on very limited use because it was not approved for the type of security network that we utilize. BRAG I WILL.

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    05-10-13 07:17 PM
  10. VR6's Avatar
    Effin right doggie!

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    05-10-13 07:18 PM
  11. bobshine's Avatar
    I agree with you. This is a very large agency with multiple sub agencies. Some of the sub agencies have made announcements of switching back to BlackBerry. My particular agency has not. But my coworkers with their fancy personal IPHONES, are very excited after they have played around with my Z10 to get their, very Apple hands on the government issued Z10. Unfortunately, it will be very dumbed down for security purposes.

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    So they won't be taking advantage of BlackBerry Balance?

    I guess all the phones are on BES?

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    05-10-13 07:22 PM
  12. beverns's Avatar
    So they won't be taking advantage of BlackBerry Balance?

    I guess all the phones are on BES?

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    Can't say what we are utilizing at this time. US Gov't loves the barebones look to keep costs down. No Wifi or other useful trinkets until very recently. So, will see what we will have available when I sign for mine.

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    05-10-13 07:28 PM
  13. beverns's Avatar
    So they won't be taking advantage of BlackBerry Balance?

    I guess all the phones are on BES?

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    And yes , current OS7 is BES.

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    05-10-13 07:29 PM
  14. ZEDTROSPEKTIV's Avatar
    What ******** person said Miami was in Cuba when it's in florid state

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    05-10-13 07:37 PM
  15. thurask's Avatar
    What ******** person said Miami was in Cuba when it's in florid state

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    Enlighten yourself.
    05-10-13 07:39 PM
  16. ARWestenberger's Avatar
    What ******** person said Miami was in Cuba when it's in florid state

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    It's a joke. There are so many Cubans in Florida that it can sometimes feel like it's Cuba. He was trying to be funny.

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    05-10-13 07:42 PM
  17. beverns's Avatar
    What ******** person said Miami was in Cuba when it's in florid state

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    You're funny...

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    05-10-13 07:46 PM
  18. 1raygin's Avatar
    Great news for Blackberry!
    05-10-13 07:46 PM
  19. zeteo's Avatar
    Anybody knows Miami is in Florida. And Cuba's population lives there.
    05-10-13 07:56 PM
  20. sklotz2000's Avatar
    Miami IS in Cuba! Lol...

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    Northern tip to be exact!
    05-10-13 08:07 PM
  21. BBBoldismyDRUGofChoice's Avatar
    Northern tip to be exact!
    That's what she said!!
    05-10-13 08:18 PM
  22. 1magine's Avatar
    Approved by whom?

    I'm sorry - how are they handling no RSA for secure authorization? What Gov't agency is not requiring 2 factor authentication?

    How are they handling no High Availability Enviroment? Or is your agency and sub agencies so unimportant that secure communication can be down for hours in the case of a server error.
    I guess they don't need any of the Security and Control only found on BES 10.1 - yet to be rolled out.

    I'd like to know what agency this is, because someone's A-- needs to be fired.
    05-10-13 08:19 PM
  23. beverns's Avatar
    Approved by whom?

    I'm sorry - how are they handling no RSA for secure authorization? What Gov't agency is not requiring 2 factor authentication?

    How are they handling no High Availability Enviroment? Or is your agency and sub agencies so unimportant that secure communication can be down for hours in the case of a server error.
    I guess they don't need any of the Security and Control only found on BES 10.1 - yet to be rolled out.

    I'd like to know what agency this is, because someone's A-- needs to be fired.
    The Z10's have been acquired by my agency and have yet to be issued. All of your points are valid, hence the reason why their still with IT.

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    05-10-13 08:24 PM
  24. crohns's Avatar
    Thats sweet to see that our american brothers are starting to switch back to BB!!
    05-10-13 08:30 PM
  25. bobshine's Avatar
    And yes , current OS7 is BES.

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    I think we will see more and more of this happening. BlackBerry had been trusted for years and changing plateforms requires huge investments, something that most governments don't have now.

    Posted via CB10
    05-10-13 08:35 PM
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