Samsung aims to push its Galaxy devices, Android into the enterprise

Samsung aims to push its Galaxy devices, Android into the enterprise

Summary: Samsung said it is plans to expand efforts to make its Galaxy devices---including smartphones and tablets---more enterprise friendly. If successful, Samsung will help Android get more traction in corporations.

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Samsung said it is plans to expand efforts to make its Galaxy devices---including smartphones and tablets---more enterprise friendly. If successful, Samsung will help Android get more traction in corporations.

The company said it will highlight its plans to deliver more enterprise-friendly services at the CTIA show this week. Samsung added that it will provide educational tools, IT support services, enhanced security, reference guides for the healthcare industry and app platforms.

Samsung's move (statement) comes as a bevy of players aim to bring tablets to companies. The early business success of Apple's iPad has spurred Research in Motion to launch the PlayBook. Samsung's Galaxy Tab, however, can be a fast follower in the enterprise race since the product is ready for prime time.

Here's a look at the key enterprise tablet developments of late:

And now Samsung sees its Galaxy Tab as part of the enterprise ecosystem, especially in healthcare and education.

Among the key moving parts from Samsung's Galaxy Tab plans:

  • Blackboard Mobile Learn apps are designed for the education market and allow students to check grades as well as collaborate with classmates from mobile devices.
  • For healthcare, Samsung said the Epocrates Rx drug reference application will be available on the Galaxy Tab.
  • Samsung devices will support Citrix Receiver, which allows enterprises to deliver business apps on multiple platforms. The Citrix Receiver supports multiple tablets and can be found on the Android market.
  • Pyxis Mobile's mobile application platform will support the Samsung Galaxy Tab.
  • Sybase's Afaria device management software will also support Galaxy devices.

Related: Samsung Galaxy Tab: Specs and thoughts on an iPad competitor

Topics: Hardware, Laptops, Mobility, Samsung, Tablets

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  • RE: Samsung aims to push its Galaxy devices, Android into the enterprise

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  • No Way...

    Just because you say "we're pushing this device out to the enterprise", doesn't mean that it will be adopted.<br><br>Android devices are not designed for the enterprise; they are insecure, cannot be encrypted, and cannot easily be remotely administered.<br><br>Stop trying to bull*hit us into thinking of Androids and iPhones as enterprise-class devices...they're not.
    trickytom3
    • RE: Samsung aims to push its Galaxy devices, Android into the enterprise

      @trickytom3

      That does not mean they can't adjust. If the demand is truly there the devices will adapt.
      DonRupertBitByte
      • RE: Samsung aims to push its Galaxy devices, Android into the enterprise

        @DonRupertBitByte

        What enterprise will take a chance on a device running an OS Google themselves deemed not tablet ready?

        This enterprise push by Dell and now Samsung is premature.
        dave95.
      • The "Enterprise push" is a result of consumer failure.

        @DonRupertBitByte

        The Galaxy Tab will simply sit on shelves if placed next to the cheaper iPad (even without the contract) with its larger screen. Are people willing to pay a $200-$300 premium for the front facing/rear facing cameras? And still get a smaller screen?

        The Tab is coming in a bit over-priced (have you seen AT&T pricing? OMG!) and has consumer FAIL written all over it. So what do you do with a product that won't/isn't moving?

        Do what Dell did with the Streak: It is for the "Enterprise".
        Bruizer
    • But a secure app such as GOOD gets round a lot of that

      @trickytom3 I do hope to see the Android devices before the ipad in the enterprise. The ipad is just too big to carry around the office, and I se the Samsung offerings as being really exciting. As is the RIM, if we do see something physical and polished soon.
      johnmckay
    • Learn to Read! Samsung is offering Greater Security on Android Devices!

      @trickytom3 What or who do you think we're talking about here? CrApple, RIM or Microcrud? haha.... Samsung's Electronics Division alone dwarfs all of them. Samsung has the largest R&D Department in the World and it obliterates RIM's along with the others. Samsung City dwarfs CrApple's Cupertino Campus and Microsoft's Redmond Campus along with making RIM appear to not even exist! .....you don't think Samsung can write Security support into Android as they stated above? When they've recently developed the most advanced automated border surveillance and security system on the planet? You dumb fool CrAppleholic....... lay off the CrApple sauce ah..... ok so your'e obviously a Microcrudtard or worse a RIMaholic! haha....

      Samsung just designed machine gun armed robots (Androids haha) in a Security System (most advanced in the World) that can detect everything about you and even come darn close to reading your mind, while paroling the border between North and South Korea. With that, it'd be a simple matter to detect the difference between you RIMaholics, Microtards, CrAppleholics and legitimate South Korean citizens, who most likely also work for Samsung! lol..... you'd be mowed down along with any North Korean or any of the other competition for that matter in the Enterprise Environment!

      Do you even realize that Samsung Electronics alone is the largest Electronics Conglomerate on the GLOBE? Samsung Group represents a country and industry leader that few governments can even compare to on an economic level alone. Samsung is a World Class Giant and making Enterprise-class devices for every industry you can think of, from Enterprises including Oil to the World's Militaries and that's what they do best!

      One minor arm of Samsung Group just signed a 50 Billion dollar Global venture with Dutch Shell Oil to design and build the largest and only Natural Gas above ground Storage and Containment facility on the planet and you don't think they can ensure Secure Systems using a Linux based OS that our own NSA designed the SELinux for..... haha... go get another brain, because yours has completely lost all cognitive abilities to understand how massive and powerful this one South Korean Corporate Conglomerate really is!!!

      Oh and now CrAppletard Propagandists are trying to put the lid on Samsung's sure fire success that will have it routing CrApple to another dimension. CrApple compete on truth and real hardware specs of devices they don't even make themselves. Where half the parts of CrApple's iFad are made by Samsung that can just turn around and say, "Sorry but we've already sold you your allotment of parts and we need all others for our own products. haha.... Don't like AT&T's prices? ...then just buy it from their 3 other main competitors. But more than likely this is a "Red Herring" anti-competitive mis-information from CrApple! .....that ain't going to work. In fact it'll only do the opposite in when true pricing is announced!
      i2fun@...
  • Same can be said of iApple.

    Flakey, insecure, ...
    But even they can change for the better.
    kd5auq
  • RE: Samsung aims to push its Galaxy devices, Android into the enterprise

    I tried out the samsung galaxy tablet last week and it was running very smoothly. The 3G coverage was horrible inside the hotel so the web was not loading quick. It wasn't amazing, it was literally like a giant samsung captivate so i wasn't super excited about the product.

    if you want something that will be easy to carry, then the galaxy tablet will make you happy.

    if you want something that is "magical" get the ipad. LOL


    I think the ipad is overhyped but oh well
    blackhawk556
    • The iPad has surpassed the DVD player for fastest

      adoption rate. Apparently your thinking about the device being overhyped is wrong. Now, the question is whether or not you will fall into the tired old cliche of insulting iPad buyers.
      frgough
      • iPad, serioulsy...

        @frgough

        There is still a ton of lulz to be had at the expense of proud iPad owners. If its not running windows or Linux its not worth considering in a AD infrastructure. Lets get real, the whole tablet thing is a gimmick outside of education/health-care and other industry with way too much cash to flush down the drain (read: overblown IT budget with no real interest in ROI). When the end users are asking for it, chances are its out of pure hype.
        Tommy S.
  • RE: Samsung aims to push its Galaxy devices, Android into the enterprise

    I'd just like my new Galaxy S to be able to connect to my iMac and my Nissan connect incar audio system, my Nokia 5800 worked straight off my daughters iPhone likewise. So unless I buy an iPhone I can't connect to anything but a PC and I hate Windows, I'm not a Macophile having only had mine for 12 months but after nearly 20 years of Ms, viruses, blue screens of death etc it's a pleasure to use something that just works, Alright I might suffer from expensive and limited software but the same again, I install it and it works with no messing about. but why can't Nokia , samsung, HTC etc make compatible devices? Nokia have been saying coming soon for years but it never happens umpteen handsets later still no sync. I don't want or need an overpriced iPhone.
    dfruk@...
    • Are Android devices not compatible with Macs? Yet, they...

      @dfruk@...

      ...work out the box with Linux & Windows?
      DevJonny
    • RE: Samsung aims to push its Galaxy devices, Android into the enterprise

      @dfruk@... after nearly 20 years of Ms, viruses, blue screens of death etc it's a pleasure to use something that just works, Alright I might suffer from expensive and limited software but the same again, I install it and it works with no messing about.

      So I take it that your computer skillz are well under 9000...
      Tommy S.