Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Good Technology to Support Lotus Notes on Wireless

eWeek's Channel Insider writes that "Good Technology is releasing its new service for IBM Lotus Domino users that will allow wireless PDA and smart phone users to have access to their Notes e-mail remotely. The new product, Good Mobile Messaging for IBM Lotus Domino, will support a wide variety of wireless platforms, such as the new Motorola (MOT) Q, Palm (PALM) Treo devices including the new 700 series, Nokia (NOK) E61 devices and Windows Mobile devices (MSFT)."

Kathryn Weldon at Current Analysis said, "There are 125 million Domino users out there. Most of the middleware vendors do have support for Domino, so it's a must."

Weldon opined that "there are really only two enterprise-grade mobile e-mail providers, Good and Research in Motion (RIMM)." Weldon said, "It's important for Good, so there is pent-up demand for BlackBerry alternatives. There's so much out there that goes beyond BlackBerry. BlackBerry is great for what it does, but it's not the optimal device."

She pointed out that "many other companies need a mobile solution that does much more, such as running third-party applications available on the Treo."