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Samsung Looking To Elbow Past BlackBerry In The Enterprise
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ANON1250261443337
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ANON1250261443337,
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4/25/2013 | 3:23:31 PM
re: Samsung Looking To Elbow Past BlackBerry In The Enterprise
GD announced last year at its IA conference its collaboration with Samsung. GD produces multi-level secure phones for the government based on a blackberry type of device. Linux has been certified at the EAL 4+ level. It will be interesting to see what announcements GD will make at the IA conference in Vegas at the end of May.
David Berlind
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2/26/2013 | 9:06:46 PM
re: Samsung Looking To Elbow Past BlackBerry In The Enterprise
I definitely agree Jim. The FIPS certification is clearly standing in the way of some government adoption. But while govt-grade security is important to some enterprises, it's really manageability that reigns supreme in the majority of enterprise situations. I for one would love to see a four-horse race but my fear is that it's not going to happen.

I was surprised to read the part about Apple being aggressive with enterprise sales. I've mostly heard the opposite. So, to hear this is interesting news. Does anybody know of any other examples of where Apple is pushing on the enterprise?
JimC
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2/23/2013 | 12:28:30 PM
re: Samsung Looking To Elbow Past BlackBerry In The Enterprise
Starting in 2013Q2, BlackBerry had better stem the flow of defectors while they still have an existing, corporate customer base. One of their new smartphones looks like an iPhone and can split between business and personal use/data. The other model is pretty much an upgraded version of the classic BlackBerry with its little keyboard for those die-hard customers. Microsoft needs to leverage its Office clientele to get Win8 smartphones into enterprises that want to support just one operating system for desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones. If those two vendors can grab third and fourth place with significant market share against Android and iOS, then we'll really have four horses in the race.


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