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Sybase, Samsung Team For Enterprise Mobility

The move is an attempt to capitalize on the trend of businesses wanting to get more out of their deployed smartphones than just mobile e-mail.
Sybase and Samsung SDS this week said they are collaborating to make it easier for businesses to create, deploy, and maintain enterprise applications.

Samsung SDS, which is the enterprise-focused subsidiary of the consumer electronics manufacturer, said it would be utilizing Sybase's Unwired Platform to deliver some of its cloud-based corporate software, which includes CRM and ERP programs. The partnership also will include joint services, as well as co-marketing and sales, the companies said.

"Sybase's comprehensive mobility platform and overall enterprise mobility expertise together with our extensive mobile infrastructure is a winning combination for customers," said Seung An Park, executive VP for Samsung, in a statement. "Both companies understand the market need to move beyond tactical, siloed mobile applications toward more strategic applications that significantly increase productivity and lower total cost of ownership."

The move is an attempt to capitalize on the trend of businesses wanting to get more out of their deployed smartphones than just mobile e-mail. A recent Gartner study said that nearly 50% of enterprises will be adopting a mobile platform capable of supporting multiple applications, managing devices, and securing data and transport.

Sybase said its platform can enable companies to build, deploy, and manage apps in a fast and secure way. The platform can access data from a variety of sources, including structured and unstructured data to prepackaged applications. Additionally, Sybase's platform has administration controls, text messaging services, a unified set of development tools, and mobile middleware services.


Most companies are just starting the hard work of mobilizing workforces by bringing the software they use to smartphones. InformationWeek looked at who's doing it, how they're making it happen, and the tough trade-offs they face. The report can be downloaded here (registration required).

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