‘Good Technology’ senses an opportunity to displace RIM from enterprises
Good Technology, one of the major mobile management vendors, today announced a rapid-conversion service for companies that want to get rid of BlackBerry’s in six months or less.
Good claims that in the last few months, more and more enterprise customers have concluded that RIM’s future is too bleak to continue to support.
“Good’s customers are skeptical about BlackBerry’s future — especially the sustainability of its infrastructure,” says a Good spokeswoman.
Good is self-interested, of course, as organisations that dump BlackBerrys for iOS and Android would need more client licenses for Good’s MDM (mobile device management) server. Good’s main customers are conservative enterprises, so despite its self-preservation, its change of tone is significant.
Are organisations right to panic about BlackBerry’s future? RIM certainly has its defenders, even if fewer in number. BlackBerry 10 could lead to a rising of the ashes for RIM.
What I suspect is that a lot of businesses have concluded is that it’s not worth waiting to find out. Good sees enough businesses that have decided not to wait to offer a rapid-switch service. That’s really bad news for RIM.