“We’re not abandoning the loyal customers who have contributed to our success,” Mr. Chen wrote.
Too bad he didn’t feel that way about PowerBuilder…
From what I have heard he has a "bean counter" mindset - all about the numbers. The other issue was that Sybase never got tools. Remember their failed foray into Java tools? PowerJ? Workspace? The two most successful tools they had, PowerBuilder and PowerDesigner, were acquired from other companies.
Now he can count all the Blackberries he isn't selling.
But he is the highest paid CEO out there in Canada ... Why some think it's fair to pay top CEOs 184 times the average worker salary - Business - CBC News
Go figure ... the stupidest Board of Directors or what at Blackberry - Lets pay this idiot to really screw us up - <so sad>!
He's probable worth his weight in something....but not gold...
There was some other great success stories. DataWindow.NET and PocketBuilder.
Both had potentials... For Sybase I'm not sure.
Bean Counters are the worst enemy of Freemium.
If only Sybase had given away PB-Desktop (perhaps with more limitations) when they decided $540 was not worth collecting. The inadvertent side-effect was to all but eliminate any continued grass-root support.
There was a time when single user SQL Anywhere was deploy-able for free with your app... That probably went out the window under Mr Bean...
My 0 cents worth.
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