Hi folks! So the inevitable is finally happening. BlackBerry is going private. Fairfax is getting involved and now we shall see what the new BlackBerry company will look like.
However, if they don’t change fundamental things in the way they do business, things are not going to get better. It’s amazing how many people have rushed away from BlackBerry. IT admins should look and see at what their backup plan is if things go the “worst” for BlackBerry.
In a best case scenario, BlackBerry server based services will survive, but in a doomsday scenario, certain BlackBerry services could stop functioning. I am really hoping the latter is not the case as that would be catastrophic for some companies not prepared to change.
But even if you think BlackBerry will survive in some incarnation, it’s a good idea to plan for the worst.