Samsung acquires Tachyon for ‘last mile’ of mobile configuration

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Samsung has announced the acquisition of Tachyon, an enterprise mobile device configuration and development software provider, to assist with the “last mile” of configuration for Samsung’s enterprise mobile customers.

Washington-based Tachyon, a spinoff of Kaprica Security, helps with the deployment of Samsung Android smartphones and tablets in organisations, automating device configuration and reducing the time of rollouts. The company has customers in a...

By James Bourne, 27 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, MDM, Samsung.

Samsung KNOX recognised by Gartner as “strongest” mobile security platform

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Good news for Samsung’s mobile enterprise efforts; the company’s KNOX product has been recognised by analyst house Gartner with the most ‘strong’ ratings in its latest mobile security report.

The report, which was published earlier this month, examined core OS security features as well as the enterprise management side, and found KNOX to be at the top of the file for corporate managed security, as well as in more specific categories such as...

By James Bourne, 14 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise Mobility, Samsung, Security.

A glimpse into the future, Samsung style: How the office of 2025 might look

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A new report from Samsung argues the office of 2025 will include a move towards ‘creative villages’ rather than remote working, as well as smart technology which turns employees into super-productive machines by eradicating the irrelevant email blitz.

The report, the first to be released as part of Samsung’s Smarter Futures series, goes against the grain of remote working or hotdesking as the future of the office. At its nub, the theory argues the future office...

By James Bourne, 14 July 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Collaboration, Employee Education, Employees, Productivity, Samsung.

Assessing the executive outlook on Android’s enterprise ecosystem #MWC15

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Analysis It’s an exciting yet challenging time for the CIO. Employees are going to bring their own devices into work, but even though Android is the dominant consumer platform, the enterprise side is relatively lacking. If there is a paradigm shift afoot, something is still holding it back.

Nowhere is this more keenly felt than Google itself. The much-vaunted release of...

By James Bourne, 05 March 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Employees, Enterprise App Stores, Enterprise Mobility, Samsung, Security.

Globo’s MDM report shows Samsung and KitKat dominate Android enterprise market

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The latest Globo MDM report has revealed how Samsung continues to dominate the Android enterprise hardware market, with KitKat becoming the most popular operating system.

Samsung commands 73% of all activated Android Globo devices, followed by Motorola (12%) and LG (7%), while KitKat runs on half (49.59%) of devices, ahead of Jelly Bean (30.41%) and Gingerbread (9.31%). The latter represents a marked change from July 2014, with Jelly Bean running on two in five Droids.

Android Lollipop, which was...

By James Bourne, 24 February 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Enterprise Mobility, MDM, Samsung.

Network vulnerabilities in Android (and KNOX)

Architecture is the translation of strategy or business intent. To be successful with a BYOD strategy, the solution design needs to optimize for a strong separation between the personal and professional on the same device. A recent KNOX story showcases a design that aims for protecting the device as a whole, with insufficient granularity to enforce sufficient isolation within the device. This design may fall short on delivering a successful BYOD strategy for enterprises.

Recently, security researchers at Ben Gurion University (BGU)

By Cellrox, 03 February 2014, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Samsung, Security.

Apple increases its enterprise commitment with iOS 7

Richard Absalom, Analyst, Consumer Impact TechnologyApple is due to launch its new mobile operating system, iOS 7, later in 2013. From the information that has already been made available it appears that this latest iteration of iOS will include a whole slew of additions to its enterprise management features, providing a greater increment of capabilities than in any previous release. While Apple has not changed its strategic focus on the consumer market, the features included in iOS 7 demonstrate that it is getting serious...

By Ovum StraightTalk, 20 August 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Employees, Enterprise Mobility, iOS, MDM, Samsung.

Outlook good for Microsoft in the mobile enterprise wars

Recent research put out by the Aberdeen Group has shown how Microsoft products are dominating the rollouts for enterprise mobile app deployment in 2013.

In a blog post on the Aberdeen site, enterprise mobility and collaboration research director Andrew Borg likens the scenario to David and Goliath, with the key protagonists – Apple, Samsung, BlackBerry and Microsoft – switching roles with each new phone...

By James Bourne, 02 April 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, iOS, Microsoft, Samsung.

Samsung hones its enterprise mobility focus with KNOX launch

Samsung unveiled the next phase of its program to make its Android smart devices fit for enterprise deployment with the announcement of KNOX. KNOX provides an end-to-end package of security services that reach from the hardware to the application layer. These include a secure “application container”, which is similar to BlackBerry’s Balance, plus support for over 300 IT policies and more than 700 mobile device management application programming interfaces.

KNOX demonstrates Samsung’s growing appreciation...

By Ovum StraightTalk, 27 February 2013, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Enterprise Mobility, Mobile, Samsung, Security.

Is Samsung going to make an enhanced enterprise play at MWC?

A research note from brokerage firm Detwiler Fenton has stated that Samsung is looking further at an enterprise push following the release of BlackBerry 10 at the end of January.

The note reads: “Our latest smartphone checks indicate that Samsung is making an aggressive push into the enterprise segment and it has BlackBerry’s enterprise and SMB business in its cross-hairs.

“The reality is Samsung is...

By James Bourne, 19 February 2013, 0 comments. Categories: BlackBerry, Enterprise Mobility, Samsung.

The real winner in the Samsung vs Apple lawsuit..? Microsoft!

In the recent legal battles between Samsung and Apple it may seem hard to know who has the upper hand with Samsung victorious in Japan and Apple victorious in the US. What is undoubtedly true is that the case itself will have far reaching consequences for the world of enterprise mobility and application development in general. I would go further than that though and say that to me the...

By David Akka, 06 September 2012, 0 comments. Categories: iOS, Microsoft, Samsung.

Samsung’s US Galaxy Nexus ban temporarily lifted

Last week, AppsTech mused that Samsung was “in the patents equivalent of the last chance saloon” amidst their bitter battle with Apple.

Whilst Samsung hasn’t won the battle or the war, they’re ready to fight another day for now with the news that an American court has temporarily agreed to Samsung’s stay on the Galaxy Nexus US ban.

The Northern District of California...

By James Bourne, 09 July 2012, 0 comments. Categories: iOS, Samsung.

Samsung has one last try at stopping US Galaxy Nexus block

This case has rumbled on, but it appears Samsung is in the patents equivalent of the last chance saloon as they attempt to overturn the banning of their Galaxy Nexus model in the United States following Apple’s court victories last week.

It’s not been a particularly good week for Samsung’s revenue streams, and one wouldn’t expect US District Judge Lucy Koh to be on the Korean manufacturer’s Christmas card list soon.

Having...

By James Bourne, 02 July 2012, 0 comments. Categories: iOS, Samsung.

Apple vs Samsung: Samsung wins Dutch patent battle but may lose the war

A court in Netherlands has ruled that Apple infringed on Samsung’s patents in the creation of various devices, including the iPhones 3G, 3GS and 4, as well as the iPad 1 and 2.

The ruling comes amidst the various patent battles between the two electronics giants; Apple accused Samsung of ‘slavishly’ copying its design, while Samsung counter-sued with similar accusations.

The patent in question was related to a 3G technology owned by Samsung and used by the abovementioned Apple devices to...

By James Bourne, 21 June 2012, 0 comments. Categories: iOS, Samsung.

Apple and Samsung CEOs forced by court to talk over patent row

The CEOs of Apple and Samsung are due to meet today in an attempt to sort out their patent disagreement.

Apple chief Tim Cook and Samsung boss Choi Gee-sung are to attend a court-imposed mediation session in San Francisco spread over two days, with the eventual result of this case potentially having far-ranging effects on the sales of both companies.

Apple claims Samsung has been “slavishly” copying the iPad and iPhone...

By James Bourne, 21 May 2012, 0 comments. Categories: iOS, Samsung.

Samsung crowned top mobile vendor as Nokia slips

New quarterly figures from the research firm Gartner have reaffirmed Samsung’s position at the top of the mobile vendor’s table.

The flourishing Korean tech firm saw mobile phone sales increase by 25.9% on last year, selling 86.6m handsets to the second place Nokia’s 83.2m; forcing the Finnish mobile giant from the top spot for the first time since 1998.

In smartphone sales, figures also saw Samsung crowned top vendor with 38m, wresting that title back from Apple after sales of its...

By Matthew Henkes, 16 May 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Research, Samsung.