Samsung SDS, SAP aim to bring business intelligence to Android devices

Summary:Samsung SDS and SAP unveiled a joint development project to bring business intelligence data to Android devices.

Samsung SDS and SAP on Monday will unveil a joint development project to bring business intelligence data to Android devices.

The launch, dubbed the Samsung Mobile Intelligence Dashboard, is built off of SAP's BusinessObjects suite. Samsung SDS, which delivers IT and communications infrastructure to all Samsung affiliates and has 11,700 employees, and SAP have formed a co-innovation partnership to launch mobile enterprise technologies.

Naturally, Samsung is using tools like the Mobile Intelligent Dashboard as a way to make its Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab enterprise staples. SAP and Samsung SDS say they will collaborate to bring more mobile apps to the enterprise. Samsung SDS said that it will work with SAP to launch the Samsung Mobile Sales Force Automation tool.

Separately, SAP's Sybase unit said that it will deliver its Afaria Advanced Security software to Android. Afaria, available in the first half of 2011, will also ride along with Samsung's Galaxy smartphones. Afaria, which will work on Samsung devices with Android 2.3 or higher, will bring enhanced security, application and configuration management tools to smartphones.

Topics: Software, CXO, Data Centers, Data Management, Enterprise Software, IT Employment, Samsung, SAP

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