Good Turns Mobile Collaboration On Full Blast
In September, Good announced its acquisition of Copiun, as a bold move into the collaboration space. The Copiun TrustShare product has been re-branded as Good Share, which will enable file sharing within Good Technology's secure environment.
Good also announced an instant messaging service called Good Connect, so employees can send instant messages to co-workers while on the road, or email them directly if they are not online. Basically, when employees are in Good, Good wants them to stay there (for good).
Chris Webber, a senior product marketing manager at Good, said that even he has his own iPhone, so Good supports the BYOD trend.
Webber said when the mobile devices aren't secure, IT folks are worried because of the app store and different applications that can be downloaded onto the devices, especially when workers are trying to do work in Dropbox and Evernote.
"They are seeing all they need to do is get out in front of this and provide an end-to-end workflow, to get back into the drivers seat and extend their understanding of network security across 3G and 4G networks," Webber said.
It's the difference between enabling a BYOD solution and not. It's not just for email and documents, but extends to instant messages, Webber said, and with all the new collaboration tools available through Good, IT folks can take charge again.
Boonsri Dickinson is the Associate Editor of BYTE