Just after announcing SAFE (Samsung Approved for Enterprise) on 10/11/2011, Samsung has now unveiled their new Enterprise Alliance Program, an ecosystem for Samsung’s enterprise solution partners. The new program will allow said partners to implement and integrate programs and solutions onto Samsung mobile devices with greater ease and more efficiency. The system comes in four levels, or “tiers,” and the enterprise partners are given tech support from Samsung for development, enterprise mobility-focused events, sales, along with marketing and stratgy support via Samsung’s enterprise mobility website (depending on which tier of membership is obtained).
For more info on the program, be sure to hit the break for the full press release, and let us know your thoughts in the comments.
Samsung Announces Enterprise Alliance Program – A New Ecosystem for Enterprise Mobility Partners
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 Presidentof 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 theoneworld® 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 visitwww.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 visitwww.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.