Good Technology unveils new mobile enterprise apps to edit Microsoft Office, Adobe files


Hoping to capture workers' interest in mobile business apps, mobile device management provider Good Technology has unveiled seven additional third-party mobile enterprise apps.

These include apps to edit Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) Office and Adobe (NASDAQ: ADBE) files, collaboration software from Thomson Reuters, and app development software to improve worker productivity.

The enterprise apps were developed by third parties using the Good Dynamics mobile application platform and AppKinetics technology, which enables the secure exchange of data within and between mobile apps.

The new mobile applications augment business worker collaboration while safeguarding enterprise data at rest and in transit through a secure workflow, Good explained.

The growing popularity of mobile business apps is reflected in research released Monday by Strategy Analytics. Based on its research, the firm predicted that more than 200 million mobile workers will be using mobile business apps in 2013.

The increasing use of mobile business apps is expected to fuel a doubling of revenue generated from mobile business apps over the next five years. Revenues recorded last year totaled $25 billion, the research firm noted in a release.

"Mobile workers have moved beyond just mobile email and messaging to include other collaboration apps such as conferencing, productivity apps such as content authoring, and business process apps such as CRM and even ERP," said Mark Levitt, director of business cloud strategies research at Strategy Analytics.

The shift from mobile device management to mobile app management is under way at enterprises. Recognizing this trend, MDM providers like Good are expanding their application development and management product portfolio.

For more:
- see the Good Technology release
- check out the Strategy Analytics stats

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