Samsung‘s Galaxy S III, which are some are calling the next "iPhone killer," could become a leader in the enterprise space if the Korea-based manufacturer has its way.
The Galaxy S III will be the first Samsung device in the U.S. to come with "SAFE" (Samsung Approved for Enterprise), supporting a full suite of enterprise-ready features and capabilities including on-device encryption, enhanced support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and support for industry-leading Virtual Private Network (VPN) and Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions.
The goal here is to reduce headaches for your business’ IT department. Samsung says SAFE provides a comprehensive approach to making Android devices secure and manageable by meeting the rapidly evolving needs of IT and the growing number of businesses allowing employees to bring your own device” (BYOD) to work.
Its now safe to say that the Next Big Thing in Enterprise is here with the near-term availability of SAFE-branded Galaxy S III devices at five U.S. carriers,” said Tim Wagner, VP and general manager of enterprise sales at Samsung Mobile. The highly desirable, SAFE-branded and QA-tested Galaxy S III smartphone systematically defragments Android to provide a consistent level of IT compliance for individuals who demand the very best in both their personal and professional lives.”
Samsung also has introduced SAFE2SWITCH, a trade-up program that the company says offers competitive pricing for qualifying smartphones for both individuals and enterprise customers.
IDC has predicted that Android much like it’s become in the consumer segment will become the most common OS in enterprise by 2013.
The Galaxy S III launched in Europe last month, a little more than a year after it set sales records on parts of the continent. U.S. customers will start getting their hands on the smartphone later this week. All major carriers are slated to offer it.