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11-27-2013, 01:41 AM #1
Good Technology Helps Usher Apple's Platform into Corporate Markets
A report by Kayla Tausche for CNBC profiled Good Technology’s facilitation of Bring Your Own Device policies as a movement that is “stealthily stealing BlackBerry’s enterprise clients with a simple pitch” and ushering platforms such as Apple’s iOS platform into corporate markets. Companies such as Morgan Stanley, Bank of America, Credit Suisse and JP Morgan Chase as well as several healthcare organizations have adopted Good’s platform, enabling them to “ditch their ancient BlackBerry.”
For those of you who didn’t know, Good’s CEO, Christy Wyatt, previously work for Apple, Palm, Google and Motorola. In 2006, Motorola acquired Good for $400 million in an attempt to compete more directly with RIM and its popular BlackBerry Enterprise Server. Two years later, Motorola ended up selling Good to a push email provider at a steep discount and Google announced plans to purchase Motorola Mobility shortly after that.
Since then, Good Technology has developed its business around supporting and securing mobile devices from Windows, Android and iOS. The company’s quarterly metrics indicate that its clients are not interested in Windows Phone and that adoption of Android is slipping, while Apple’s iOS currently accounts for 72% of all mobile device activations in Q3. The company also reported that iOS accounts for the majority of mobile phones and that iPads now make up 90% of mobile tablets used in the enterprise by its firm’s clients. According to Good:
iOS dominates as platform of choice for enterprise app deployment, with 98 percent and 95 percent of total app activations in Q2 and Q3 respectively.
We've actually grown our active users by 50 percent within the last three quarters.
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