BlackBerry snaps adult feisty aspirant Good Technology for $425 million

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In a transparent pierce that is doubling-down on a craving mobile confidence marketplace and bolstering a craving mobility pitch, BlackBerry is appropriation aspirant and program confidence provider Good Technology for $425 million in cash. BlackBerry and Good Technology have witnessed a scattered story with open spats in a past over a supremacy of particular offerings.

But all a bad blood is now story as Good’s record will confederate into BlackBerry’s craving portfolio.

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Good specialises in multi-OS government and applications, with 64 percent of activations from iOS devices, followed by a extended Android and Windows patron bottom and serves some-more than 6,200 organisations. Clearly, as iOS grows stronger than ever in a enterprise, a iOS partial of Good’s marketplace is a pull for BlackBerry.

With Good, BlackBerry claims it is creating a many extensive secure mobility height in a market. “BlackBerry will raise a ability to offer a unified, secure mobility height with applications for any mobile device on any handling system,” a BlackBerry recover said.

The recover total that Good’s multi-OS proceed total with BlackBerry’s strength in BlackBerry 10 and Android government – including Samsung KNOX-enabled inclination – will yield business with increasing choice for firmly deploying any heading handling complement in their organisation.

“Like BlackBerry, Good has a really clever participation in enterprises and governments around a universe and, with this transaction, BlackBerry will raise a sales and placement capabilities and serve grow a craving program income stream,” pronounced John Chen, BlackBerry Executive Chairman and CEO.

“Integration of solutions such as BBM, WatchDox by BlackBerry, and Good Work will make finish users some-more prolific – and they won’t have to give adult a inclination or functionality that they’ve grown to love,” Good CEO Christy Wyatt said.

BlackBerry pronounced Good record will also minister to a expansion of a Internet of Things height to go over mobile inclination and conduct new, connected endpoints.

“We will be means to improved overpass IoT for regulated industries as many machines and inclination requiring subsequent era digital displays will precedence mobile inclination and tablets. These inclination all need EMM solutions,” BlackBerry COO Marty Beard said.

In addition, Good will capacitate BlackBerry to supplement support for wearables.

BlackBerry shares were adult 4 percent in pre-market trading on news of a deal.