Blackberry and Samsung have joined forces to bring management-services to consumers, rivaling the pair IBM and Apple who officially teamed up to develop enterprise-specific applications, combining user-friendliness and familiarity with big data tech by utilizing IBM’s ability to offer security, analytics, and device management along with Apple’s already popular iPads and iPhone.
“People probably didn’t expect to see these two companies on the same stage, at least not willingly,” John Sims, head of BlackBerry’s enterprise services business, said at the event. “We need to be able to provide a breadth of choices and do that with companies of the highest level.” CEO John Chen aims to take Blackberry’s efforts into the enterprise market, expressing interest in expanding efforts into China.
Chen seems optimistic about Blackberry’s progression into the enterprise market as he aims to bring competition into the market that IBM and Apple has dominated, saying that he will be “ending their party.”
Enterprise integration works to combine processes, systems, and technologies with the intent of optimization to enable the ability for your customers, vendors, and partners to make quick and informed decisions in lieu of any perceived obstacles or opportunities. BlackBerry and Samsung will separate themselves from rivals IBM and Apple by fully democratizing the workforce and empowering employees to be as productive from their smartphones and tablets as they are from their PCs. This power can be harnessed in multiple ways, and today many application developers are looking for ways to take advantage of this mobile power either from a web application running on the mobile platform or through running a native mobile application.
Now BlackBerry and Samsung head together into a new era of enterprise mobility by catering to organizations of all sizes by offering a mobile experience that doesn’t require IT to compromise security or for employees to sacrifice productivity and functionality. BlackBerry, by providing connectivity to data, applications, services and people that are critical to getting the job done, will redraw the boundaries of accessibility.