Samsung Targets Businesses with Samsung Enterprise Services
Samsung today announced a new offering it believes will convince large businesses to adopt its mobile devices and services. Samsung Enterprise Services is meant to give companies a complete package for deploying and maintaining smartphones and tablets. It provides IT the tools it needs to perform system and app updates, as well as protect devices from malware and threats. The new service builds on Samsung Knox, its existing business security suite, and also introduces Samsung MobileCare, which will do some of the heavy lifting for businesses, such as management support, training, repairs, and warranty care. This new set of services from Samsung could help it push Apple and BlackBerry out of the enterprise.
Google Intros 'Zero-Touch' Android Enterprise Deployments
Google today made it easier for businesses to configure and deploy Android handsets to employees with a new tool called zero-touch enrollment. Google says zero-touch lets companies configure purchased devices and ship them directly to employees completely preconfigured with corporate policies and controls all in place.
Samsung Partners with uBreakiFix for Same-Day Galaxy Repairs
Owners of Samsung's newer high-end phones will soon be able to score same-day repairs for most problems. Samsung has teamed up with uBreakiFix, which has some 370 locations around the country, in order to provide more timely repairs.
Samsung to Reward Samsung Pay Users
Samsung today announced the pending launch of Samsung Rewards, a loyalty program for its Samsung Pay mobile payment service. Moving forward, people who sign up for Samsung Rewards will be able to earn points with Samsung when they use Samsung Pay to pay for goods and services.
Samsung Targets Businesses with Device Program
Samsung today announced the Samsung Enterprise Device Program in order to help companies buy, secure, and manage mobile devices. The program is kicking off with the new Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge handsets.
More Phone Makers, Carriers Support Android for Work
Google today said support for its Android for Work program has swelled to 40 companies thanks to the addition of new carriers, phone makers, app developers, and management providers. AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint in the U.S., and Rogers, Bell Canada, and Telus Mobility in Canada have thrown their weight behind Android for Work, marking the first time carriers have joined the program.