[outages] News item: Blackberry services down worldwide

Carlos Martinez-Cagnazzo carlosm3011 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 12 18:09:54 UTC 2011

I've always believed that RIM's decision to implement email and other
services in this way was a very poor choice that at some point would
blow up in their faces. My evil half would say that is was a
marketer's rather than an engineer's decision.

It's one thing when you are basically the only game in town (as RIM
was a few years ago), now it's a completely different scenario.

RIM already faces a complicated playground. More high-profile
incidents like this one and suddenly people start losing confidence in
the service... one thing leads to another... then suddenly you're
target for acquisition by a huge corporation. Then things look up
again but exactly one year later that huge corporation buries
everything you did and you're a page in a history book :-)

Good luck to them,


On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 3:50 PM, Joe Abley <jabley at hopcount.ca> wrote:
> On 2011-10-12, at 13:05, Leigh Porter wrote:
>> Email on my iPhone is working fine.. ;-)
> The blackberry message service is centralised with a lot of processing intelligence in the core. Messaging services that use the core as a simple transport and shift the processing intelligence to the edge have different, less-dramatic failure modes.
> No news, here. http://isen.com/stupid.html
> Joe

Carlos M. Martinez-Cagnazzo

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