Author: Mike Anderson Date: October 12, 2012
Topic: Mobile Research Note Number: 2012-31
Issues: What are the technologies and architectures that make up a mobile ecosystem?
Who are the vendors that are battling to lead the mobile computing revolution?
Summary: Given RIM’s struggles, enterprises need to develop an exit strategy to address their BlackBerry environments. The seven elements of Aragon’s RIM exit strategy provide a framework for contingency planning.
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Market and product challenges have put the future of Research In Motion (RIM) at risk. Possibilities include changes in product strategy, divesting portions of the business or even selling the entire firm. Those who rely on a BlackBerry mobile environment should start now to manage the business risks introduced by RIM’s uncertain future. The seven steps that follow provide a planning framework for a RIM exit strategy (see Note 1).
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