A Good Wireless Deal
Good's partnership with Dell will make for interesting twists in the wireless messaging arena.At a press conference this week, Good Technology announced a strategic partnership with Dell in an effort to bring more affordable wireless messaging products and services to the enterprise. I believe this alliance will spark lucrative opportunities for both companies, but more so for Good, because Dells backing is just what the company needs to increase market adoption of its GoodLink platform. The Good/Dell joint venture will also create interesting competition in the wireless messaging space thats currently dominated by RIM. Goods partnership with Dell means corporate customers will be able to buy a comprehensive wireless messaging system that offers GoodLink software packaged with the PowerEdge servers and low-cost handhelds made by Dell. Companies can also leverage their existing investments in RIM since GoodLink also runs in BlackBerry devices.
As I said in my review of the GoodLink 1.5, this wireless messaging platform offers simplified management and ease of use by providing continuous two-way wireless synchronization between the handhelds and Outlook applicationswithout the need for desktop cradles, as RIM devices require.