Samsung, Oracle partner to create mobile enterprise solutions

The companies plan to work together to push more businesses towards modern-day apps and technologies.


Samsung and Oracle have announced a partnership aimed at developing tools for enterprise users to create mobile apps and software.

On Friday, Samsung and Oracle revealed the agreement, which is focused on legacy systems and integration -- specifically, how to seamlessly shift businesses from old, outdated technology to the cloud, modern IT infrastructure and mobile solutions.

The agreement will bring together Oracle's enterprise software portfolio and cloud solutions, as well as Samsung's mobile device technologies.

The firms have already begun working with system integrators to push mobile enterprise software and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions forward, including a predictive maintenance solution -- powered by the Samsung Gear S2 and Oracle -- used by HCL Technologies for enterprise asset maintenance, and Softbang's contract approval system, which runs through Samsung Gear S wearable devices.

Sri Ramanathan, Group Vice President at Oracle commented:

"With the combination of Oracle Mobile Cloud Service and Samsung's industry-defining device capabilities, we are continuing to advance and simplify enterprise mobility, bringing enterprises to a new level of performance."

In addition, the tech giants are also collaborating on an expanded set of plugins and code samples for Apache Cordova, a mobile application development framework which can be used by enterprise clients for mobile business apps.

The new set of plugins will support Oracle Mobile Application Framework and Oracle JavaScript Extension Toolkit developers, as well as the larger Apache Cordova community as a whole.

In November last year, Samsung Pay executive Injong Rhee revealed a swathe of new features for the mobile payment system intended to lure businesses away from rival Apple Pay, including in-app purchases, gift cards and membership deals.

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