The company was formed over 18 years ago and operates manufacturing and distribution facilities in Nanaimo to meet the needs of residential and commercial builders. Atlas has expert design and engineering teams, a multiple-shift state-of-the-art truss manufacturing operation, and large inventories of engineered beam and flooring components. Atlas aims to grow its base of business across Canada by pursuing an aggressive acquisition and consolidation strategy, and will continue to bring its construction industry partners unparalleled excellence in service, product, and support.
InRIM introduced the first Mobitex protocol converter. InRIM introduced the first Mobitex point-of-sale solution, a protocol converter box that interfaced with existing point-of-sale terminal equipment to enable wireless communication.
InRIM introduced the first Mobitex mobile point-of-sale terminal. InRIM was financed by Canadian institutional and venture capital investors through a private placement in the privately held company. Working Ventures Canadian Fund Inc. The company worked with RAM Mobile Data and Ericsson to turn the Ericsson-developed Mobitex wireless data Analyst report for manulife into a two-way paging and wireless e-mail network.
Pivotal in this development was the release of the Inter ctive Pagerwhich started shipping in August About the size of a bar of soap, this device competed against the Skytel two-way paging network developed by Motorola.
Named in reference to the resemblance of its keyboard's keys to the druplets of the blackberry fruit, the device could receive push email from a Microsoft Exchange Server using its complementary server software, BlackBerry Enterprise Server BES.
The introduction of the BlackBerry set the stage for future enterprise -oriented products from the company, such as the BlackBerry in Aprilthe first BlackBerry smartphone.
Global expansion and competition[ edit ] RIM soon began to introduce BlackBerry devices aimed towards the consumer market as well, beginning with the BlackBerry Pearl —the first BlackBerry phone to include multimedia features such as a camera.
The introduction of the Pearl series was highly successful, as was the subsequent Curve series and Bold Extensive carrier partnerships fuelled the rapid expansion of BlackBerry users globally in both enterprise and consumer markets.
Despite the arrival of the first Apple iPhone inBlackBerry sustained unprecedented market share growth well into The Storm sold well but suffered from mixed to poor reviews and poor customer satisfaction. In the United States, the BlackBerry user base peaked at approximately 21 million users in the fall of Nonetheless, the BlackBerry line as a whole continued to enjoy success, spurred on by strong international growth.
As of December 1,the company had 79 million BlackBerry users globally  with only 9 million remaining in the United States. Analysts were also worried about the strategic direction of the co-CEOs' management structure.
However analysts were "worried that promoting the mysterious, supposedly game-changing devices too early might hurt sales of existing BlackBerrys" similar to the Osborne effect.
The initial launch date was seen in retrospect as too ambitious, and hurt the company's credibility at a time when its existing aging products steadily lost market share.
The PlayBook was criticized for being rushed to market in an incomplete state and sold poorly. For a number of years, the BlackBerry was the leading smartphone in many markets, particularly the United States. The arrival of the Apple iPhone and later Google's Android platform caused a slowdown in BlackBerry growth and a decline in sales in some markets, most notably the United States.
This led to negative media and analyst sentiment over the company's ability to continue as an independent company. By Februaryonly 1. In Januarybarely 3 million 7. Developers often developed consumer applications for those platforms and not the BlackBerry.
The company also faced criticism that its hardware and operating system were outdated and unappealing compared to the competition and that the browsing capabilities were poorer.
Strategic changes and restructuring[ edit ] Slowing growth prompted the company to undertake a lay-off of 2, employees in the summer of The outage embarrassingly occurred as Apple prepared to launch the iPhone 4S, causing fears of mass defections from the platform.Jobs, companies, people, and articles for LinkedIn’s Business Analyst - Manulife members.
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