Everyone wants to know what’s the matter with me. Unlike others who are condemning the Waterloo, Ont.-based smartphone developer in its darkest period, I choose to continue to support them. No, I’m not mentally-challenged and yes I can see the writing on the wall. But I still believe RIM and Thorsten Heins can produce a comeback of sorts.
- Blackberry 10 is delayed until early 2013;
- RIM is cutting thousands of jobs; and
- The company posted a whopping $518 million Q1 loss.
Goodwin is a great leader for Cisco’s WPO and a true channel advocate. I think his strengths came from enhancing the VIP program in small chunks. He was wise to leave the overall program alone and add to it where it made sense. I also think he recognized talent when he saw it. His promotions of Edison Peres, Wendy Bahr and Andrew Sage were masterstrokes. On a personal note I will miss him because unlike other channel chiefs he made time for the press and I mean all the press. He never picked favourites and he answered every question put to him. The other thing I liked about Keith was that he always seemed happy to talk to you.
All the best Keith.