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RIM's Enterprise Services Draw Interest From IBM

Businessweek - Aug 10, 2012

Research In Motion Ltd. (RIM)ís enterprise-services unit has attracted the interest of International Business Machines Corp. (IBM), according to two people familiar with the situation.

IBM made an informal approach about possibly acquiring the division, which operates a network of secure servers used to support RIMís BlackBerry devices, said one of the people, who asked not to be named because the matter is private. RIM shares rose as much as 7.1 percent in German trading today.

No party has shown interest in buying all of RIM or the division that makes its phones, and the Canadian company is inclined to wait for the rollout of BlackBerry 10 phones next year before making any decisions on a sale, the person said. No talks are currently under way, according to the person.

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- Posted: 2012-08-10 15:14:51


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