Driving a more flexible and connected mobile workforce
Gartner* recently predicted that worldwide enterprise IT spending is projected to increase from $2.6 trillion in 2011 to $2.7 trillion in 2012. While a 3.9% annual increase is not seen as much compared to previous years, interestingly enough, it points to the focus on strategic technologies – of which one is enterprise mobility.
“Today enterprises are looking for solutions that provide flexibility and connectivity for their mobile workforces, ensuring that users are able to operate efficiently on the move,” says Paulo Ferreira, Head of Enterprise Mobility at Samsung Electronics South Africa. “As more employees are empowered with mobile access to enterprise systems, applications and data through their device of choice, the requirement for IT to support and secure the widening array of device types can be extremely complex, yet very necessary.”
Cost savings, flexibility and productivity
It is estimated* that 900 million media tablets will be purchased by 2016 – one for every eight people on earth and that by 2014 private app stores will be deployed by 60% of IT organisations. This means that nearly 63%** of enterprises are looking to mobility for cost savings and close to 50% are responding to employee demand for the flexibility that mobility provides.
“Employees are looking for seamless and secure wireless connectivity – one that ensures interoperability with variety of client devices and of course, reduces operational expenditures,” adds Ferreira. “Samsung has been working to meet increasing demands from our enterprise customers and have worked to enable higher productivity wherever they are.”
Tailored to the business environment
Samsung has worked with the very best partners in harnessing the power of their products so as to increase functionality and connectivity for enterprise customers. The expansion of Samsung’s enterprise mobility offering encompasses a suite of innovative solutions targeted at the increasing needs of mobile workforces. Examples of these include horizontal solutions for security (mobile device management, encryption), virtualisation, unified communication (such as VoIP solutions) and collaboration, messaging and line of business applications (including enterprise IM, CRM, BI, push email etc).
Further to this, Samsung boast a range of products that enable the functionality of these solutions from mobile phones to tablets and notebooks and of course, as an extension of this is the full backing of a business brand that is at the forefront of change and anticipates what future needs will be, enabling them to tailor solutions for the business environment.
“Samsung has a strong commitment to enterprise customers, driving a more flexible and connected mobile workforce. Developed in collaboration with industry-leading partners, Samsung’s enterprise mobility solutions have been designed to improve productivity and profitability,” concludes Ferreira.
* Gartner, IT Spending Forecasts, 2011
** Infographic: The growth of Enterprise Mobility, Xcube