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Acquiring Good Technology Gives BlackBerry a 'Core' for Its Software Portfolio

Published: 05 October 2015

ID: G00292046

Analyst(s): Chris Silva , Bryan Taylor , Terrence Cosgrove , Rob Smith

Summary

BlackBerry has announced its intent to buy enterprise mobility management vendor Good Technology in mid-September 2015, further solidifying its focus on high-security mobility solutions. EMM leaders should determine whether the BlackBerry/Good Technology combination is right for their organizations.

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  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • BlackBerry will continue to focus on high-security mobility solutions to satisfy its finance and government customers
  • By year-end 2016, Good Dynamics and Wrapping Server will replace the BlackBerry Secure Work Space
  • Good Technology customers can keep their EMM solutions in the short term; however, Gartner believes they will need to migrate to a combined BlackBerry/Good-based EMM solution in 2017

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