Join me in welcoming back to the team our enterprise mobile expert, Craig Johnston!

Craig Johnston
By Kevin Michaluk on 6 Feb 2014 01:19 pm EST
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Long time readers of CrackBerry will know the name and voice of Craig Johnston. Going back six years to February 2008, it was Craig Johnston who co-hosted CrackBerry Podcast Episode 001 with me. Craig was active on our podcasts for several years and occasionally would drop a post here on the blogs, imparting his immense knowledge of BlackBerry's history to our CrackBerry audience. Remember, Craig has been in the enterprise mobile space since 1999 and was a user of the original pre-BlackBerry device, the RIM 850.

Over his years working in enterprise mobile, Craig has managed BIG mobile device installations —we're talking over 40,000 users — and today is working as Enterprise Mobile Strategist for NTT Data. When he's not doing that, he's likely working on writing mobile device-related books, of which he's written 13 to date, or playing with wearable tech, his new addiction (he's also a Google Glass Explorer).

With BlackBerry's new leadership team making it clear that enterprise will again play a big part of the BlackBerry story moving forward, I wanted to make sure we're staffed up to cover the pertinent topics around this area accurately and with authority. Craig was more then happy to oblige to my call. Expect to see a couple of stories from him each week. And once he's in the groove on CrackBerry, you'll likely see contributions from him pop up on our other Mobile Nations sites.

On that note, please join me in welcoming Craig Johnston back to the team!! Between his stories here, you can follow him on twitter and instagram at @ibanyan. And for nostalgia's sake, I recommend you go listen to CrackBerry Podcast Episode 001 again. Lol. It's... **too** funny.

 

102 comments

feldmen01

Glad to have him back!

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martinjdub

Stamkos out, Johnston in.

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buylocal_getaBB

Terrible news, I teared up when I heard. Russia and Sweeden are going to be tough

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newbaskerville

Oh yes, expansion, that's always good.

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axllebeer

Me too. I miss him on the Podcasts. I've recently been listening to all the CrackBerry podcasts from beginning to end at work. Thought I would start over and have a better understanding of where we came from and how we got where we are today.

Listening to the beginning of the soundbites has been quite entertaining lol.

Also, I had never realized how the "CRACK-Berry dot com" mp3 was created. Funny that it was a mix of Craig and BlackBerry put together.

"Kevin, the world's most fabulous man! Deep, and penetrating. "

LMG1963

Glad to have him back as blackberry keeps moving forward

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tjross

Welcome back champ!

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lerxster

Welcome back... missed the voice :D

Mr.Black.Berry

Welcome back brotha

BlackBerry 4Life

jcordova2819

Would love to read his take on the latest Android runtime BES security breach for 10.2.1.

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BBPandy

??? I haven't heard about this. Can you tell us more?

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Observation Junkie

Well it's finally happened, a story about BlackBerry security breach........ well android fans, just keep downloading the apps........

Blackberry security and android don't mix.

Should never have let this happen, but who cares, right?

Catapulted from my Z10.

jojo beaconsfield

I care ,up until just recently, I never ever had a problem with my desktop,now that I experimented with android I have problems with BB LInk,It's called RIM TUNNEL SERVICE,it just drives me crazy,I checked the web and there is a solution ,I have to download something from Russia to get rid of it?????I'll keep on trying to find another solution, maybe here I'll find something.

Puz_zled

"Sorry, page doesn't exist?" On the N4BB site when I click the link.

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Observation Junkie

Go into browser and search, it's there on the website, pretty good article.

Catapulted from my Z10.

bradpromac

Software update to come

On my awesome BlackBerry Z30

jcordova2819

Frankly, I'm surprised CB hasn't reported on it yet.

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castano22

Knew it would happen. That's why Android Runtime should be optional and not come pre-loaded

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Double_J75

Welcome home. Again....

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jatb0y

Welcome back Craig....

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BB fan forever

Welcome back!!!

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touchcrack

Wohoo welcome back abC of Crackberry.com.

Technomotive

Welcome back!

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rocker_man1

Welcome back.

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BBPandy

Gllad to see the ABC's of CrackBerry back together again! :)
Welcome Back C

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Sniper06

Young John Goodman...

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James Richardson

Great news.

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jonhunnings

Welcome (back), Craig!! :)

redk

welcome back craig!!!!!!

m1kr0

Aah the memories come streaming back. Welcome back Craig!

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FrankDLR1972

It will be nice to have him back on the podcasts too. Always enjoyed his views & opinions on BlackBerry, which seemed to be against those of the rest of the Crackberry team. Glad to see him back.

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z10 rocks

He should have a bbm channel to, welcome back

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Ron In Motion

The 001 episode!

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61728297886numbers

Yay I want more enterprise posts this is exciting

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Elite1

Welcome back, Craig!

Posted via CB10 from my new Z30!

dosto

Good to see Craig back.

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diegonei

The voice is back!

Oh, I am curious to hear his take on BB10!

martinjdub

Welcome back! I've missed your enterprise BES/MDM insights :)

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iseeblackberry

Good news for sure.. welcome back..

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Xayinn

It would be very welcome to see more enterprise-related articles here on CB, so I'm really glad Craig is returning!

sibeans

Welcome!

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PostMortem

...otherwise known as the VOICE... welcome (back)! He's someone we need to hear in the podcasts more often. When he speaks you can sense the authority.

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Drmoe

Welcome back! Nice mug shot!

Posted using the best phone ever, the white Z10!

xBURK

Welcome back to my home away form home. "Crackberry ".

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JasonGallagher

Welcome back! That pic screams hipster nerd, well done if that's the look you're going for!

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imcurved

I rarely listen to BES expert but when I do I listen to Craig.

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donemt

Welcome back Craig missed you voice. Nice to read that you had a 850 also.

Soulscorcher20

Excellent. Always found CrackBerry plugs the leaks when it comes to anything BlackBerry.
Great step towards maintaining that.

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pittster

Good to hear. Now we can get more information for the prosumers. I really need some info on the Microsoft365 & BlackBerry. A good tutorial would be nice. Look forward to your editorials. Welcome back!

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Slash82

Welcome back Mr. Voice!

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Pirate_King

Craig, BIG BIG Welcome!!! :)

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edyts

Welcome back! Looking forward to reading your articles.

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Maal628

Welcome back Craig!

#PoweredByBlackBerry

G-bone

Welcome back, Craig!

#IchooseBlackBerry10
ETC.

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Robert Russell

Nice to have you back!

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Paul Callahan

Welcome Back!

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Prem WatsApp

BB's renewed focus on enterprise spills over to CB.

iPhone for me? Scr... ahem Q that! (posted from the latter)

BerryRipe

Glad to meet ya Craig! I'm a BlackBerry philosophy major somewhat myself...or I think I am lol! Welcome back! I look forward to learning from you as I do the whole Mobile Nations!

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John Gee

Wow! Great job beefing up the CB staff. I look forward to gaining greater insight into the challenges and opportunities BlackBerry faces with its reborn focus on Enterprise.

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martinjdub

LoL, the music on the first podcast was so bad, it's awesome :)

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s2by10

Get this man on a podcast pronto! Welcome back!

bigopti

Welcome back! He has a great podcast voice too, if you'd ask me.:)

pkcable

Welcome back brother!!!!!!!!!   Got to get you back on the podcasts too!

TheStoryUp

Every Second Sunday ?

Zed30

Jimberry Storm

Welcome back Craig

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bradpromac

Welcome back!

On my awesome BlackBerry Z30

strongo

That's great news! Welcome back, Craig!

evil

Welcome back, Craig! It's been a while and hopefully you'll sit in on some podcasts.

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gordo51

The more brains the better. Look forward to the articles.

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the_game969

Welcome back Craig!

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johnny ocean

Nice! Welcome back, Craig!

Pilot Prop

Welcome back!

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HitchCB

Welcome back craig, no BBMC yet?

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nerdydaddyo

First Simon, now Craig. This really is shaping up to be a big year!

I used my Z10 to create this CrackBerry madness!

DonBarradas

Welcome back

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pmich

It's so weird, last week I was just thinking where has been Johnson been. I remember hearing about the book he had or was working on and then disappeared from the podcasts.

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XP7051V3

We need a crackberry podcast ASAP!

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axllebeer

Oh god yeah we do!

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scr

it was cool! ( speaking about 1st podcast) Actually this is how I became podcasts listener. Now of course I listen bunch of other however I always remember that it started with crackberry. Glad to hear that Craig is back.

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Supa_Fly1

Love the Fringe bald man avatar ... slick thinking!

bbdodgersdude

Welcome back! What phone do you use? Tablet?

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00stryder

Welcome back!

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Supa_Fly1

Craig,

Welcome back ... it may have been a long time and you may need to collaborate with Sith Apprentice on some new BES10 findings.

Either way glad to have you back and I "pray" to see more enterprise focused articles on the crackberry headlines related to BB10, BES10, QNX Cloud, and M2M/EEM implementations, partners and how BB is working to implement services/products and contractual agreements with their clients. I want the whole anchelotta!

Carlos_E

A Crackberry superstar from the attitude era returns home... too bad the site is PG now

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DaedalusWren

Welcome back.

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huungryshark

Security leaks with Blackberry, my Z10 full of infections/viruses. Never thought this will happen.

Welcome to the android world, blackberry

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huungryshark

And all that because some missing Apps, lol

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jojo beaconsfield

Good move ,as more and more BB is going to be about Enterprise going forward,welcome back,I'll be tuned in.

christoph77

Ahah awesooome! Good stuff :)

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kennyiceberry

I remember a Craig from the early podcast days, so yeah. Welcome back sir. You must surely love blogging and podcasting better than sleeping, but I for one am glad that that's the case!

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Craig Johnston

Thanks everyone for your warm welcome. I look forward to contributing to Mobile Nations once again, in this enterprise capacity, which spans all mobile devices, and different device security mechanisms including MDM, Dual Persona, and trends like BYOD, BYOA, etc.

heri16

Nice!

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godsfantasy

Welcome back!

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adonesc

Welcome back sir! Though a reintroduction with Google Glasses on...not a good idea...

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