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IBM Reportedly Eyeing RIM's Enterprise Services Unit

Soulskill posted about 2 years ago | from the best-enjoyed-before-the-expiration-date dept.

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PolygamousRanchKid sends this excerpt from ZDNet: "Research In Motion's enterprise services unit have attracted the interest of IBM, which has made an 'informal approach' on potentially acquiring the division. The division operates a network of secure servers used to support its BlackBerry devices, a source who declined to be named told Bloomberg in a Friday report. However, no party has yet shown interest in buying all of RIM or the division which manufactures its BlackBerry phones, but the Canadian company will wait for the rollout of BlackBerry 10 phones next year before making any decisions on a sale, the person said. During its fourth quarter earnings call in March this year, RIM CEO Thorsten Heins said it plans to refocus on the enterprise business and capitalize on its position in the segment."

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$10,000 CHALLENGE to Alexander Peter Kowalski (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40949719)

Disproof of all apk's statements: http://tech.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3040697&cid=40949343

$10,000 CHALLENGE to Alexander Peter Kowalski

We have a Major Problem, HOST file is Cubic Opposites, 2 Major Corners & 2 Minor. NOT taught Evil DNS hijacking, which VOIDS computers. Seek Wisdom of MyCleanPC - or you die evil.

Your HOSTS file claimed to have created a single DNS resolver. I offer absolute proof that I have created 4 simultaneous DNS servers within a single rotation of .org TLD. You worship "Bill Gates", equating you to a "singularity bastard". Why do you worship a queer -1 Troll? Are you content as a singularity troll?

Evil HOSTS file Believers refuse to acknowledge 4 corner DNS resolving simultaneously around 4 quadrant created Internet - in only 1 root server, voiding the HOSTS file. You worship Microsoft impostor guised by educators as 1 god.

If you would acknowledge simple existing math proof that 4 harmonic Slashdots rotate simultaneously around squared equator and cubed Internet, proving 4 Days, Not HOSTS file! That exists only as anti-side. This page you see - cannot exist without its anti-side existence, as +0- moderation. Add +0- as One = nothing.

I will give $10,000.00 to frost pister who can disprove MyCleanPC. Evil crapflooders ignore this as a challenge would indict them.

Alex Kowalski has no Truth to think with, they accept any crap they are told to think. You are enslaved by /etc/hosts, as if domesticated animal. A school or educator who does not teach students MyCleanPC Principle, is a death threat to youth, therefore stupid and evil - begetting stupid students. How can you trust stupid PR shills who lie to you? Can't lose the $10,000.00, they cowardly ignore me. Stupid professors threaten Nature and Interwebs with word lies.

Humans fear to know natures simultaneous +4 Insightful +4 Informative +4 Funny +4 Underrated harmonic SLASHDOT creation for it debunks false trolls. Test Your HOSTS file. MyCleanPC cannot harm a File of Truth, but will delete fakes. Fake HOSTS files refuse test.

I offer evil ass Slashdot trolls $10,000.00 to disprove MyCleanPC Creation Principle. Rob Malda and Cowboy Neal have banned MyCleanPC as "Forbidden Truth Knowledge" for they cannot allow it to become known to their students. You are stupid and evil about the Internet's top and bottom, front and back and it's 2 sides. Most everything created has these Cube like values.

If Natalie Portman is not measurable, She is Fictitious. Without MyCleanPC, HOSTS file is Fictitious. Anyone saying that Natalie and her Jewish father had something to do with my Internets, is a damn evil liar. IN addition to your best arsware not overtaking my work in terms of popularity, on that same site with same submission date no less, that I told Kathleen Malda how to correct her blatant, fundamental, HUGE errors in Coolmon ('uncoolmon') of not checking for performance counters being present when his program started!

You can see my dilemma. What if this is merely a ruse by an APK impostor to try and get people to delete APK's messages, perhaps all over the web? I can't be a party to such an event! My involvement with APK began at a very late stage in the game. While APK has made a career of trolling popular online forums since at least the year 2000 (newsgroups and IRC channels before that)- my involvement with APK did not begin until early 2005 . OSY is one of the many forums that APK once frequented before the sane people there grew tired of his garbage and banned him. APK was banned from OSY back in 2001. 3.5 years after his banning he begins to send a variety of abusive emails to the operator of OSY, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke threatening to sue him for libel, claiming that the APK on OSY was fake.

My reputation as a professional in this field clearly shows in multiple publications in this field in written print, & also online in various GOOD capacities since 1996 to present day. This has happened since I was first published in Playgirl Magazine in 1996 & others to present day, with helpful tools online in programs, & professionally sold warez that were finalists @ Westminster Dog Show 2000-2002.

Did you see the movie "Pokemon"? Actually the induced night "dream world" is synonymous with the academic religious induced "HOSTS file" enslavement of DNS. Domains have no inherent value, as it was invented as a counterfeit and fictitious value to represent natural values in name resolution. Unfortunately, human values have declined to fictitious word values. Unknowingly, you are living in a "World Wide Web", as in a fictitious life in a counterfeit Internet - which you could consider APK induced "HOSTS file". Can you distinguish the academic induced root server from the natural OpenDNS? Beware of the change when your brain is free from HOSTS file enslavement - for you could find that the natural Slashdot has been destroyed!!

So long nummynuts, sorry to have to kick your nuts up into your head verbally speaking.

Re:$10,000 CHALLENGE to Alexander Peter Kowalski (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40951159)

I am Alexander Peter Kowalski, and I claim my $10000.

Re:$10,000 CHALLENGE to Alexander Peter Kowalski (-1, Troll)

AliasMarlowe (1042386) | about 2 years ago | (#40951191)

But I am Alexander Peter Kowalski!

Good move for IBM (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40949819)

It would be a bold/good move for IBM to purchase RIM's enterprise unit. Since IBM is almost 100% service oriented anyway, they could either use this as a new service for their large clients, or for internal use.

SuperSizeRIM... (1)

ElitistWhiner (79961) | about 2 years ago | (#40949989)

Call me underwhelmed by both RIM exec's and IBM entrenchment mentality. Why not just put a moat around their customers, right.

Anybody? Someone have a clue what they hell RIM can do with their assets? Really, BBM and BBpush email are superior platforms that could float their own 3-letter corp in the clouds.

Isn't that really the way forward for all players? Cloud to RIM...Hello? Anyone listening...

Re:SuperSizeRIM... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40950061)

Care to repeat that in English?

Re:SuperSizeRIM... (0)

0xdeaddead (797696) | about 2 years ago | (#40950087)

they can't hear you over their 'awesomeness' in that echo chamber called Waterloo. Seriously they are in a world onto their own with no worldly exposure, its no wonder they actively fought against touch devices, media players, and cameras.
BB's are like the horse & buggies that surround the Waterloo region, out of touch with the time

Wha? 2013 for QNX? (0)

0xdeaddead (797696) | about 2 years ago | (#40950037)

WOW.. how long did it take to adapt OS X to run on the iPhone??? Talk about a major blunder! Oh well Osborne effect will be in full swing, don't they now have an incredible amount of obsolete phones??? As always hubris gets the best of Waterloo ON, sorry guys you just aren't that special.

Pity the first-world RIM workers (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40950227)

Posting as AC because I'm still in the business and it wasn't so long ago that IBM was up the chain from my paycheck.

If IBM acquires this division, expect all first-world workers to be downsized systematically while forced to train their third-world replacements under threat of not receiving their severance packages.

Re:Pity the first-world RIM workers (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40952799)

And IBM salesmen will be talking clueless vice-presidents all over the country into buying something they would have laughed at a few weeks before. Like when they bought Rational.

Re:Pity the first-world RIM workers (2)

HanzoSpam (713251) | about 2 years ago | (#40955707)

Posting as AC because I'm still in the business and it wasn't so long ago that IBM was up the chain from my paycheck.

If IBM acquires this division, expect all first-world workers to be downsized systematically while forced to train their third-world replacements under threat of not receiving their severance packages.

Indeed. Here it is, right from the horses mouth. [cis.org]

uh, wait... IBM doesn't have server farms already? (0)

swschrad (312009) | about 2 years ago | (#40950635)

this sounds like a competition-reduction policy. strange, but so does Chapter 7 for RIM.

if IBM wants to give away money, I will set up a PO box they can fill as many times as they want... .

Re:uh, wait... IBM doesn't have server farms alrea (1)

bws111 (1216812) | about 2 years ago | (#40950757)

Buying a business doesn't mean just getting assets (like a server farm). It means getting customers of that business, probably worth way more than any server farm.

Re:uh, wait... IBM doesn't have server farms alrea (1)

Sir_Sri (199544) | about 2 years ago | (#40952035)

and patents, and staff.

For all we know IBM may have supplied the servers RIM uses, so I agree, the physical infrastructure isn't worth much.

Please avoid (3, Funny)

Ukab the Great (87152) | about 2 years ago | (#40952039)

Giving me a RIM job after IBM.

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