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Good Technology Announces Good Work Mobile Email Application

By - Source: Good Technology

Good Technology announced significant updates to Good Work, its existing secure mobile email application. Good Work is built upon the service-oriented architecture in Good Dynamics, and it extends Microsoft Office Apps onto mobile devices. Through Good Work, users have new and secure ways to view, edit, print, save and share attachments.

Good Work is a cloud platform that can extend Office 365 or Microsoft Exchange, whether on premises or hosted.

"Mobility shouldn't require a compromise between usability and security, and Good Work now offers an easy and secure way to collaborate on Office documents while on the go using any mobile device," said John Herrema, senior vice president of product management at Good Technology. "The ability to access, edit and share content is critical to business productivity, and we're now making the user experience on a tablet identical to browser editing on a desktop or laptop, while adding industry-leading security that ensures data protection at all times." 

Good Work operates within a secure container on the mobile device. Documents and email attachments are held within that secure container for protection. Good Work leverages Microsoft Office Web Apps for editing documents online, and it can save to SharePoint, OneDrive or a file repository. Documents can also be converted to PDF from within the Good Work application.

"Secure mobile content collaboration has been one of the pain points for BYOD, especially for Microsoft Office documents on iOS and Android devices," said Jim Lundy, founder and lead analyst at Aragon Research. "Good is a leading EMM vendor that now offers an easy and secure user experience for editing documents, spreadsheets and presentations on mobile devices, removing a key roadblock for many organizations looking to invest more in enterprise mobility." 

According to Osterman Research, the typical corporate user spends two hours a day on email, and 94 percent use email as the primary method to send attachments. 

Update, 5/20/15, 3pm PT: Updated to clarify that the announcement was about new capabilities being added to the existing Good Work product, not the release of the product itself.