Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Visto acquiring Motorola Good Technology Group

I realize I am probably in the minority, when it comes to software to get emails out to our cell phones, but we use Good Technology's Good Mobile Messaging, as opposed to Blackberry or Lotus Traveler (wasn't available when we needed something.)

I just received an email from Motorola stating the following:

"Dear Valued Customer,

I have some exciting news to share. Today we announced that Visto is acquiring Good Technology. The transaction is subject to customary conditions and is expected to close at the end of February.

Visto is a leading provider of mobile push synchronization services, enabling mobile operators to provide easy-to-use communications services from email to social networking to photo sharing and more across the broadest set of devices. While based in the United States, Visto primarily serves consumer and prosumer markets in Europe with very strong relationships with some of the world's largest wireless operators.

The complementary and strategic nature of this acquisition provides a tremendous opportunity for Good customers. The new combined company will enable Good to rapidly broaden its European reach and better serve our multinational customers. As an independent mobile software and services vendor, Good can ensure that we deliver mobile device management, security and application access across a broad range of mobile device platforms, simplifying IT management of an increasingly complex mobile world.

Visto and Good will maintain Good’s enterprise and government focus and multi-device strategy to ensure that customers can enjoy the freedom of choice through our world-class solutions. The new company will continue to sell and support Good Mobility Suite.

Please be assured that you will continue to receive the same high standard of service and support you receive from us today. You can also continue to purchase Good through our carrier reseller partners or from Good directly, and activate users just as you do now.

In case you have questions about the acquisition, we encourage you to contact you account manager. More information can be found about Visto at www.visto.com
Thank you for your business. We look forward to a continued partnership."

In looking over Visto's website, I am not feeling a lot of warm fuzzies, as even Visto's own products are not compatible with Lotus Notes above version 7.0.1. And to be honest, I've never heard of Visto before.

Funny thing is, I just renewed our licenses for another year about three weeks ago. Funny, my sales person never said a word about it. Maybe she didn't know? Come to think about it, maybe I should contact her and see if she's still around?

1 comment:

Gary Walsh said...

Always good to write stuff down. Helps you to sleep at night. I was a big fan of Quickplace when it first came out. Less so now. Frankly, having an application that runs on Domino that you cannot customize with Domino Designer does not make a lot of sense to me. Also, the UI is very old school. Hardly Web 2.0. Functionality on the surface is ok, but as soon as you try to do anything you tend to hit a wall.