2Welcome to the OfficeSuite
3Built-In 4G LTE
4Google Apps for Business Support
5But It Supports Outlook Too
If Google Apps for Business is coming to the Kindle Fire HDX, it would only make sense that Amazon would also include Outlook support for customers who need it. According to the company, full Outlook access will be available in addition to Exchange support to allow for access to email while on the go.
6Mayday Is a Big Selling Point
7True Mobility Matters
Amazon’s Kindle Fire HDX appeals to the many corporate employees and companies that want devices that are easy to bring along on long trips. The Kindle Fire HDX delivers that with its lightweight, 11-ounce body (for the LTE version) and a thin, 0.35-inch frame. It also comes with up to 11 hours of battery life, making it a nice companion on long trips away from power plugs.
Who can argue with the Kindle Fire HDX’s price? The 7-inch model starts at just $229, while the 8.9-inch option will set customers back only $379. Amazon has found a way to deliver a high-quality product at an extremely affordable price, and that factor alone will get the attention of enterprise buyers.
9Encryption Is Built Into the Hardware
The Kindle Fire HDX comes with hardware-based encryption, which means data stored on the tablet should be kept secure. In addition, the tablet includes certificate enrollment for secure access to corporate resources, full network configuration options for IT managers and application management. It’s truly a full-featured enterprise product.
10VPN and Authentication Support
11Android, but Not Really
Many IT decision-makers look at Android as a huge security risk and don’t want Android devices accessing corporate networks or databases. Although Amazon’s platform is based on Android, Fire OS is actually the company’s own take on Google’s software. What that means is that Amazon keeps close eye on its operating system, secures it and fixes bugs more quickly than Google would. So, while companies might be investing in Android with the Kindle Fire HDX, it’s not a full jump into Google land.