An interesting article that goes through applications that would be useful to CIOs, some of which would actually be good for an everyday non-CIO BlackBerry user.
The life of a public CIO is hectic, packed with meetings, onsite visits and endless communications with IT managers and government business executives. For these reasons, CIOs quickly embraced the wireless handheld device called the BlackBerry as a critical tool for keeping connected, whatever their location.
First introduced in 1999 by Research In Motion, the BlackBerry has skyrocketed in popularity and today is the world’s most popular smart phone with more than 40 million devices sold and nearly 16 million subscribers using RIM’s wireless services.
Like their counterparts in the private sector, government CIOs have found that the BlackBerry, in addition to providing phone service and wireless access to e-mail, can be used as a personal productivity tool with a variety of third-party software programs. Government IT executives can download an array of applications that keep them accessible, informed and even entertained.
With so many third-party applications to choose from, we decided to pick the ones most suitable for today’s public CIO on the go. Below is our list of the top BlackBerry applications, sure to fulfill a variety of CIOs’ needs.
Check out the whole article and application list at GovTech.com.
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