In a recent Gartner report, analyst Monica Basso notes that mobile devices are enabling a new generation of collaboration, and three drivers are rapidly boosting mobile collaboration strategies and investments in the enterprise: BYOD, personal cloud file sharing, and the increasing availability of mobile apps. Empowering mobile workers with mobile collaboration capabilities through smart devices, personal cloud sharing, and mobile apps is a smart move for organizations to innovate in the workplace and stay competitive, she said.
In response, Good Technology has updated its Collaboration Suite, delivering the next-generation mobile business collaboration experience on iOS and Android devices. These enhancements bridge the gap between user requirements for a business-class experience across devices, and corporate IT’s robust mobile device management and security requirements. The suite includes the Good for Enterprise, Good Share and Good Connect apps.
Business users require access to information quickly, on the move and on multiple devices. Mobile workers need to be able to quickly search, read, and compose emails; review, edit and share documents; manage contacts and schedule meetings with colleagues. Enhancements to the Good Collaboration Suite deliver the mobile business experience that users want, on multiple devices, while also offering seamless integration between apps and workflows.
Good for Enterprise 2.3 features replying, forwarding, and adding attachments to calendar invites, enabling business users to be more engaged and get more work done while on the road. The calendar user interface has also been redesigned to enable increased ease of use for visually impaired users.
New releases of Good Connect and Good Share are also now available. These releases deliver tight integration between Good for Enterprise, Good Connect and Good Share enabling rich and secure corporate file sharing workflows. Mobile business users can now simply link to and open files from Good Share using their Good for Enterprise email or through Good Connect.
In addition, Good Share 3.0 introduces more than 50 new features, such as automatically mapping drives on a Windows PC to display on all of the user’s devices.
Good Share also leverages the Good Dynamics Shared Services Framework to deliver integrated, next-gen workflows with third-party ISVs. Good Connect 2.2 now supports Microsoft Lync 2013 and five additional languages, including Spanish, Italian, Dutch, French and German, making it ready out-of-the-box for global enterprises.
For BlackBerry users looking to migrate, Good offers a secure alternative to protect critical apps and data on Corporate Liable, BYOD and COPE devices across multiple platforms. The approach does not require additional investment in costly VPN hardware and related support, but employs a similar architecture to BlackBerry that is trusted by IT professionals.