Weird Idea of the Day – What if RIM Bought OpenText March 5, 2011Posted by Lee Dallas in Content Management.
Tags: acquisition, Android, Apple, Apple Inc, BlackBerry, ECM, Open Text Corporation, Research In Motion, RIM
I was reading about the rumor that BlackBerry might soon support Android apps and I looked at my company provided Curve and started musing – what would I do if I were in RIM‘s shoes? The obvious problem is that Blackberry has lost its cool. It is now the phone of the stodgy midlife crisis set. No amount of ads with twenty-somethings talking admiringly about messaging on a beach will make these devices hip or even remotely interesting. And yes I used the word hip – proving I am old and unsophisticated.
So if you are RIM what do you do? You acquire enterprise applications to deliver on your platform that your customer base needs while you still have them. But who to buy? Why not OpenText? (more…)