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  • Apple Goes Recruiting at RIM



    Apple is taking no prisoners in the company's effort to become a serious player in the corporate market, where RIM and all things BlackBerry have been a formidable and competitive fixture for far too long, at least in the eyes of Cupertino-based Apple executives eager to improve the image of iDevices among business professionals. As a result of Apple's relentless efforts, word has surfaced that Apple has picked up at least five Research in Motion employees during the last eighteen months.

    The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple "is not only poaching corporate customers from BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd., it's poaching members of RIM's enterprise sales team." Thanks to the investigative journalism tool known as LinkedIn,
    former key RIM employees have now come on board Apple. The BlackBerry turncoats include Geoff Perfect, once Head of Strategic Sales at RIM. One month after departing the company, he joined Apple as Head of Enterprise iPhone Sales.

    The rest of the team that made a similar transition include the likes of senior global sales managers and account managers, all of whom are presumably very familiar with the inside workings and corporate sales strategies of Research in Motion. According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple confirmed the hiring of at least five of these key players (in other words, they didn't blindly trust LinkedIn). Regardless of Apple's growing team of former competitors, the Cupertino-based tech giant has made substantial strides in making the iPhone and iPad more "corporate friendly," as both studies and sales suggest an increasing level of comfort with iDevices in big business.

    Wall Street Journal
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Goes Recruiting at RIM started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 8 Comments
    1. Mookest's Avatar
      Mookest -
      Apple up to their best game ever. "Good Artist copy, Great Artist Steal!"
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      I like the contrast between this post and the last one.
    1. ShredNasty's Avatar
      ShredNasty -
      They trying to increase their epic fail in the market?
    1. quidam_brujah's Avatar
      quidam_brujah -
      i'm guessing RIM doesn't make people sign 'non-compete' agreements, and there are no 'clean-room design' issues...
    1. wolverinemarky's Avatar
      wolverinemarky -
      y not go after googles people lol probably because they have non compete clause
    1. EskimoRuler's Avatar
      EskimoRuler -
      they're going to buy up everyone to make a super all around idevice
    1. mvhurlburt's Avatar
      mvhurlburt -
      Quote Originally Posted by wolverinemarky View Post
      y not go after googles people lol probably because they have non compete clause
      Well its kind of obvious that Apple is making a move towards enterprise adoption of iOS devices... lets think about this who has the greater presence in enterprise Android or Black Berry? Thats a bit of a self explanatory question....

      Quote Originally Posted by ShredNasty View Post
      They trying to increase their epic fail in the market?
      How exactly? Troll much?
    1. FrankyMcGee's Avatar
      FrankyMcGee -
      Quote Originally Posted by wolverinemarky View Post
      y not go after googles people lol probably because they have non compete clause
      haha, no it's probably the fact that if they do hire Google's people, then the company would fix all of apples problems, resulting in loss of interest haha