Jul 26, 2015 07:44 PM EDT
Craig Muzilla, Red Hat’s Application Platform Business’ Senior Vice President, says that 80% of businesses want their closed-circuit enterprise apps developed and deployed for the mobile, first. Samsung, on the other hand, has been preaching about the need for secure enterprise applications for several years now. Robin Bienfait, Samsung Electronics America’ Chief Enterprise Innovation Officer and Executive Vice President, envisions enterprise apps that will be deployed internally, but also double in functionality and let the business reach their customers and partners. These are the goals that the Samsung and Red Hat “strategic alliance” aims to reach.
On June 23, 2015, Red Hat, Inc. published the news of this partnership on their blog, announcing the two companies’ aims in creating software for businesses.
This partnership will give Samsung Electronics America access to Red Hat’s Mobile Application Platform. They will also encourage third-party developers to build mobile apps using this platform, and make these apps accessible to Samsung’s portfolio of devices. Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) already has a wide user base, and this new partnership with Samsung Electronics America, specifically Samsung Business Services, will give their user base access to the mobile platform.
More than that, the ready market of RHEL users is advantageous to Samsung as all they need to do would be to introduce the upcoming mobile enterprise apps to the existing user base.
Red Hat and Samsung outline these key areas where they aim to deliver:
Business applications. They aim to create and provide mobile enterprise-ready and industry-specific applications such as invoicing systems, inventory management, business intelligence solutions, customer service and management software, and the like. These, as already stated, will have integration for the mobile and the PC extensions of the systems.
A developer ecosystem. The two companies aim to encourage developers to also create their own apps on the emerging platforms, and this drive will serve that goal of the two companies.
Support services. Along with creating business solutions for the two companies’ clientele, they also aim to provide support for both customers and partners, especially support related to the use of the Red Hat Mobile Application Platform.
Business collaboration. Both companies committed to collaborate in engaging in joint go-to-market activities for the products and solutions these two companies have built together.
Exciting times are on the horizon for this alliance between Red Hat and Samsung. The enterprise demographic will have mobile-integrated business solutions to look forward to.
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