Through the Enterprise Alliance Program, Samsung is aiming to create a cooperative ecosystem that can bring benefits to the enterprise mobility market while increasing the electronics giant’s presence in the enterprise segment. The program’s goal is to not only strengthen the ties between Samsung and its enterprise clients, but to delver an enhanced, differentiated experience for both customers and company employees who use the manufacturer’s enterprise-ready devices.
One of the companies that have already shown interest in taking part in the Samsung Enterprise Alliance Program is American Airlines, which plans to deploy 6,000 Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 tablets on board some of its aircraft. The tablets will replace the airline’s current in-flight entertainment device in premium cabins on select intercontinental flights. The University of Southern Mississippi has also decided to participate and will offer up to 1,000 Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 tablets with the Blackboard Mobile Learn software pre-installed to students participating in an Honors College pilot program.
For further information on the Samsung Enterprise Alliance Program and the benefits that it can bring to companies that choose to take part, feel free to check out the full press release below.
SAN DIEGO – Oct. 12, 2011 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a leading mobile device provider, and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the United States1, today announced Samsung Enterprise Alliance Program, an enterprise mobility ecosystem for Samsung and its enterprise solution partners, at CTIA Enterprise & Applications in San Diego, CA.
“We are delighted to announce our enterprise mobility partnership program to provide our enterprise partners with differentiated benefits to build the ecosystem collaboratively in the enterprise mobility market”, said Jongshin Kim, Vice President of Media Solution Center at Samsung Electronics, “We will continue to work closely with our partners to improve and expand the program together.
“The Samsung Enterprise Alliance Program is a true testament to Samsung’s growing and influential enterprise presence and our dedication to facilitating a cooperative environment for our business-to-business partners,” said Ken Daniels, Sr. Director of Strategic Alliances at Samsung Telecommunications America. “Our new program aims to not only redefine the relationships between Samsung and its enterprise partners, but in doing so, to ultimately enhance the experience of employees and consumers who utilize our enterprise-ready devices.”
Samsung Enterprise Alliance Program is designed to provide enterprise solution partners with the opportunity to implement their solutions on Samsung mobile devices more efficiently, market solutions together with access to Samsung’s global network of distribution and marketing assets, and innovate and differentiate user experience through deeper integration with Samsung devices.
Membership of the Samsung Enterprise Alliance Program is divided into four tiers. Depending on different tiers of membership, the program provides enterprise partners with a wide range of benefits, including technical support for solution development on Samsung mobile devices, joint marketing and sales support through Samsung’s enterprise mobility website, and enterprise mobility focused events to ultimately develop business opportunities together.
Samsung Enterprise Alliance Program Partner Quotes
"Sybase has been a partner with Samsung for many years and recently our two companies worked together to provide industry leading, enterprise class Android device and application management capabilities using our Afaria product with Samsung's Galaxy phones and tablets. We are pleased to be a member of Samsung's enterprise focused partnership program from its inception,” said Nathan Pendleton, Senior Director, Device Manufacturer Alliance, Sybase, an SAP company.
“Through our alliance with Samsung and our leadership in mobile security, we are helping enterprise and Service Provider customers find more cost effective, secure and flexible methods to enhance the productivity of a growing mobile population and workforce, including enabling the ability to bring personal devices to work,” said Sanjay Beri, vice president and general manager of Junos Pulse Business Unit at Juniper Networks. “We are jointly committed to delivering innovative, differentiated and business-ready solutions that have a significant impact on our customer’s productivity and bottom line.”
“The Samsung Enterprise Alliance Program is another example of Samsung’s strong commitment to enterprise and we are happy to be an active participant,” said Bob Tinker, CEO at MobileIron. “The combination of MobileIron’s leading management and security platform for devices and apps with Samsung’s state-of-the-art Android device portfolio allows enterprises to adopt Android as a key mobile platform for their employees.”
“Samsung’s enterprise mobility strategy truly differentiates its smartphone and tablet offerings in a complex market with many competing OS platforms and hardware options,” said Carl Rodrigues, President & CEO of SOTI Inc. “SOTI is especially pleased to be a vital partner through this newly formed alliance program. One of the main benefits of Samsung’s enterprise efforts has been the ability to work closely with Samsung’s R&D team in developing an advanced MDM roadmap.”
Samsung Mobile Enterprise Portfolio Recent Partner Announcements
Timed with the announcement of Samsung Enterprise Alliance Program, Samsung Mobile celebrates a portfolio of new business-to-business partnerships that span a diverse collection of industries including transportation, logistics, education, and consumer goods and services.
American Airlines – American Airlines, a founding member of the oneworld® Alliance, plans to deploy 6,000 of the new Galaxy Tab 10.1 devices onboard select flights beginning later this year. The tablets will replace the airline’s current personal entertainment device in American’s premium cabins on various transcontinental flights.
Veolia Transportation – Last month, the 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab™ on the Sprint network was selected by Veolia Transportation to be embedded into 1,000 SuperShuttle vans and ExecuCar sedans, in an effort to support communication efforts of the 24/7 transportation delivery operation.
University of Southern Mississippi – With the commencement of the 2011 fall semester, the University of Southern Mississippi will offer up to 1,000 Galaxy Tab™ 10.1 mobile tablets, loaded with Blackboard Mobile™ Learn, to students participating in an Honors College pilot program. The goal of the mobile initiative is to provide students with privately funded tablets focused on enhancing access to education.
Arizona State University – As of this fall, Arizona State University has chosen to distribute Samsung Galaxy Tab™ units to students enrolled in several ASU College of Nursing & Health Innovation pilot programs.
1 Number one mobile phone provider in the U.S claim for Samsung Mobile based upon reported shipment data, according to Strategy Analytics, Q2 2011 U.S. Market Share Handset Shipments Reports.
For more information about Samsung Enterprise Alliance Program, please visit www.samsung.com/enterprise.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2010 consolidated sales of US$135.8 billion. Employing approximately 190,500 people in 206 offices across 68 countries, the company consists of nine independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Memory, System LSI and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, semiconductor chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.
About Samsung Telecommunications America
Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets, wireless infrastructure and other telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.