Samsung Targets Enterprises With Release of Galaxy S7
Samsung is working on new mobility and productivity products, ranging from hardware to business applications.Samsung, which, like Apple, has made no secret of its intention to move into new sectors that don't necessarily involve the consumer market, announced Feb. 22 that it is now targeting enterprise mobility and productivity as its next initiative. The Seoul-based conglomerate said it is working on new mobility and productivity products, ranging from hardware to business applications as well as creating a set of unique solutions secured by Samsung's KNOX security platform. These solutions will be available starting with the Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone, which is being previewed at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week. The Galaxy S7, which is available for pre-order now, will be generally available later this year. Following more than a decade of vetting, the Google-created Android operating system is now considered a secure and trusted platform ready for enterprises to deploy high-power business applications. Samsung is readying a new mobile security platform that will run on the Galaxy S7, the company said.
At the time of the Galaxy 7 launch, Samsung also will make available Android for Work, a business app platform protected by KNOX. KNOX will enable AFW users to deploy the same core security elements of hardware-backed protection that government and other highly regulated industries receive when they use Samsung KNOX, the company said.