The Apple tribe kidnapping manpower from the RIM clan
Granted, most of RIM's success is due to the cult-like following its BlackBerry line has established among business and government employees, but also unique software and security features such as BBM and corporate-grade email service. All in all, it is a vertical integration approach, not unlike Apple's, which must be annoying Cupertino to no end.
If you can't beat'em, join'em, is what Apple's been thinking when hiring not one or two, but five former RIM employees, and all of them have gone straight to the enterprise sales division. One of them, Geoff Perfect, has moved directly from being Head of Strategic Sales for five years at RIM, to heading the iPhone Enterprise Sales division.
We have no doubts these guys will be successful, considering their track record in selling cell phones to businesses, and, moreover, they have probably brought their customer accounts and networks with them. This move might have been why major businesses like banks and investment companies have decided to ditch RIM's hardware for iPhones and iPads recently.
1. p0rkguy (Posts: 684; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)
Typical Steve Jobs, continuously throwing cheap shots at others to prevent them from ever getting any technology competition. Being backed by the whole lot of Apple fan boys really does make him feel like he should control technology.
2. Porky Pig (unregistered)
^ Word up to this guy.
Now, Apple can turn some more of RIM's customers into mindless fucking zombies.