| Motorola Sells Good |
Motorola recently completed its sale of Good Technology to Visto, a rival mobile email provider. Good Technology markets mobile messaging software and services for synchronizing corporate email on a variety of devices, as well as a variety of other products targeted at the mobile enterprise worker.
The market for corporate push email is now effectively a two-vendor race. The current market leader is Research In Motion. The other is Microsoft's ActiveSync. RIM supports its BlackBerry devices, and ActiveSync supports a multitude of mobile devices and mail servers such as Exchange Server, Critical Path, PostPath, Kerio, Scalix, and Zimbra.
For many organizations, mobile email support is now much simpler than it was: Support is provided for both BlackBerry and a variety of smart phones with ActiveSync. The employee picks which one he or she prefers.
Good's market value was thus fading away, and the sale is no surprise. ... Bob Spurzem
Microsoft Messaging and Collaboration Strategy Service
Many Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, and OCS customers are at a planning crossroads, facing such questions as:
- Whether to migrate to Exchange 2010 and, if so, when
- Whether to migrate to Microsofts cloud-based offering or to that of Google
- How and when to implement tightly integrated telephony/unified messaging
Charting the course is difficult. It is also hard to find impartial advice because vendors and their business partners clearly have axes to grind.
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Notes Alternatives Strategy Service
Many Notes/Domino customers are considering moving to an alternative messaging and collaboration platform, such as IBMs cloud-based offering, Microsofts on-premises and cloud-based offerings, and Googles cloud-based offering.
Charting the course is difficult. Technology options are changing quickly, and migrations away from Notes/Domino are usually complex and expensive. It is also hard to find impartial advice: Notes/Domino competitors and their systems integrators clearly have an axe to grind.
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Archiving Strategy Service
Archiving products and services are evolving quickly, prompted by storage management, regulatory compliance, and e-discovery needs. Many products have been installed, but they are subject to replacement because of changing corporate requirements and changing vendor technology.
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