Research In Motion comments on BlackBerry outage
Friday, April 20, 2007
|"So long as RIM solves whatever went wrong and communicates it well enough to customers, we foresee no lasting impact."|
—D Newcrest analyst Chris Umiastowski.
All eight million users of BlackBerry have been relieved of a large system failure that left them without email for two days.
Emails were lost after a large system failure blocked all of their users worldwide, Tuesday. It is reported at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday the system failure began. It ended Wednesday morning leaving its millions of users with a backlog of emails.
Research In Motion said that a system upgrade caused the large system failure and when they tried to fix the problem "it did not fully perform to its expectations".
"It wasn't a capacity issue, it wasn't a security issue. It was an outage overnight when there was an upgrade," said Co-CEO of RIM, Jim Balsillie. "I think it's pretty likely that the systems are in place that this kind of thing, as incredibly unlikely as it is to happen, is all the more unlikely to happen again."
- Wojtek Dabrowski. "RIM moves to prevent another BlackBerry outage" — , April 20, 2007
- "Blackberry reveals failure cause" — , April 20, 2007
- Canadian Press - David Friend. "Some users say e-mail starting to flow after RIM BlackBerry e-mail failure" — , April 18, 2007
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