RIM Loses Yet Another Top Executive

by Knowlton Thomas

Research In Motion executives have been jumping ship frequently for a good year now.

The latest high-rank employee to abandon the struggling company is Frenny Bawa, managing director of RIM's Indian unit. The key overseas exec is leaving to "pursue other interests."

RIM's time in India has not been an easy one; the controlling government has make numerous demands on the company to gain access to BlackBerry's secure communication system. The Waterloo tech firm has given into some demands but refused to let anyone monitor enterprise emails on BlackBerrys.

Last month, India BlackBerry users—of which there are more than a million—experienced a devestating four-day outage. In these troubled times, RIM's stock has plunged to an 8-year-low.

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Research In Motion (RIM), a global leader in wireless innovation, revolutionized the mobile industry with the introduction of the BlackBerry solution in 1999. Since then, BlackBerry products and services have continued to change the way millions of people around the world stay connected. With the launch of BlackBerry 10, we have re-designed, re-engineered and re-invented BlackBerry. Not only... more

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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes and author of Tempest Bound. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys hiking, tennis, and martial arts. more

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