Motorola buys Good Technology

by Volker Weber

Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) and Good Technology, Inc. today announced that the companies have signed a definitive agreement under which Motorola will acquire privately held Good Technology, a leader in enterprise mobile computing software and service. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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It will be interesting to see how this plays out. We have both BES and GoodLink servers. Although our number of Good users is significantly fewer (IOW, the infrastructure is definitely NOT being stressed out), the user management for those devices has been nil versus chronic issues with Blackberry.

John Rowland, 2006-11-10

I'm also watching this with interest. Management has been trying to push me into deploying BES, but I've used all the problem reports I keep seeing to show them that it's just not ready. We're looking at Good and mSuite as alternatives. Personally I don't like the locked in and proprietary nature of Blackberry's.

Charles Robinson, 2006-11-11

Nokia took over Intellisync, Motorola now buys Good Tech. It does make sense from the phone manufacturers perspective - but I fear this might lead to a proprietary solution ("Nokia/Motorola devices first...") and a vendor login, too.

Alexander Kluge, 2006-11-11

Yeah, you wonder about support for the other vendors hardware (treo support for Goodlink, for example). I always liked their implementation of admin utils, etc.

Kevan Emmott, 2006-11-13

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