Motorola launches Good 5 for enterprises

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New Delhi, Mar 25 (UNI) Motorola Inc today launched its Good Mobile Messaging software, Good 5, in the country for enterprises which enable customised e-mail services and IT applications.

''Good 5 enables customised e-mail alerts and filters, RSS news feeds and also provides access to behind-the-firewall intranets and web-based applications on handhelds and smartphones,'' said company VP Worldwide Sales Neil Hooper.

Motorola has over 12,000 companies who make the software available to their employees. ''Our clients in the US have also set up base in India, and we decided that we needed to service this market as well,'' Mr Hooper said.

The services offered as similar to that of Research in Motion's (RIM) BlackBerry, which has in the recent past come under the scrutiny of the Indian government.

When asked if the company expected a similar action on them, Mr Hooper said, ''we have not been approached by anybody. If need be, we will discuss the matter and come to a consensus,'' Mr Hooper said.

The company is also open to the idea of setting up a server if need be, he added.

The Blackberry controversy became public after Tata Teleservices was denied the permission to offer this value-added service by the home ministry, which said there was no provision of lawful interception of emails in the services.

Talking to UNI, Mr Hooper said the company is not perturbed by the developments as they are offering the services to enterprises and not a mass audience. ''We give the enterprises the power to customise the applications as the need of the organisation be,'' Mr Hooper said, adding that they tie up with the handset maker and not the service provider.

The company serves clients in 90 countries and supports both Lotus Dominio and Microsoft Exchange messaging servers and can be deployed over GSM, CDMA and WiFi networks.


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