BlackBerry Acquires Good Technology

Organization-wide access to Gigaom Study, analyst briefings or inquiries, Gigaom Event tickets & a lot much more. Component of the Good Dynamics Safe Mobility Platform, Good’s mobile service management provides organizations with real-time finish-to-finish visibility and effective help by proactively monitoring a number of mobile solutions by way of a ‘single pane of glass’ like Great for Enterprise, Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, BlackBerry and messaging proxy services.

BlackBerry expects to comprehend an estimated US$160 million in GAAP earnings from Good in the very first year, like the impact of an anticipated writedown of particular deferred revenue and, according to Chen, a writeoff of what is left to amortize from the US$267.5-million licence payment BlackBerry was forced to spend Good’s predecessor to settle a extended-operating patent battle.

Excellent is self-interested, of course, as organizations that dump BlackBerrys for iOS and Android would need to have much more client licenses for Good’s MDM (mobile device management) server Still, it is a sea modify in Good’s years-extended stance about BlackBerry, which was that its service complements BlackBerry for users who never want the extremely higher level of manage afforded by RIM’s present BES.

We consider Excellent delivers a steady income stream and exposure to several operating systems, as we note over 80 per cent of income is recurring and 64 per cent of activations are from iOS devices,” wrote Angelo Zino, equity analyst with S&P Capital IQ. But as receptive as Mr. Zino was to the Good Technology purchase, his outlook for BlackBerry remains tough.

Earlier this year, Good announced theGood Dynamics Shared Services Frameworknow supports server-based services, and the company’s just-announced mobile presence is the initial server-primarily based shared service that developers and ecosystem partners can now take benefit of. Among them is BoardPad, an sector-leading meeting and document collaboration remedy that transforms directors’ devices into hugely secure digital board and meeting packs, accessible on or offline from any location.