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Moto To Buy Good Technology

11.13.2006—Motorola Friday announced it's signed a definitive agreement to acquire Good Technology. Good Tech, a privately held firm based in Santa Clara, Calif., is a developer of mobile computing software and a provider of mobile computing services. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Good Technology is a competitor to Blackberry and designs mobile solutions for a variety of handhelds from HTC, HP, Motorola, Nokia, Palm, Samsung and Symbol. Its specific technologies fall into three categories:

  • Good Mobile Messaging for Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Domino, Small Business Server and Hosted Edition;
  • Good Mobile Defense, a security solution for enterprise handhelds; and
  • Good Mobile Intranet, which provides mobile access to corporate intranets.

Motorola says it will add Good's technologies to its Mobile Devices business. At present, Good Tech's software and services are used in more than 12,000 enterprises globally. Motorola says it plans to extend the customer base for Good's software and services beyond the enterprise.

"The acquisition will extend Motorola's mobile computing capabilities and increase the company's enterprise client base," Motorola said in a released statement. "Good Technology's wireless messaging, data access and handheld security offerings provide intuitive and advanced productivity solutions for mobile professionals with enterprise-level device security and management."

The acquisition is expected to close in early 2007 but is subject to regulatory approval.

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