Enterprise Smartphone Support Tools from Samsung

By CIOinsight  |  Posted 10-05-2010
Citrix Receiver will be supported on Samsung's Galaxy S smartphones and Galaxy Tab tablet PCs in a partnership between the two vendors, potentially opening those devices to increased use by the enterprise.

Citrix Receiver offers access to virtual desktops and business apps, including resource-hungry database programs. Since the apps themselves are ported from a corporate network, there's no data stored on the actual device; thus there is nothing vital to compromise should the device itself be lost or stolen.

Samsung has also partnered with Sybase to bring to latter's Afaria mobile-device management application, along with its Unwired Platform, onto the Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab. That's in addition to Blackboard Mobile Learn and Epocrates Rx, which will offer educational and medical applications for the devices.

By moving its mobile franchises into the enterprise space, Samsung will inevitably find itself in increased conflict with Research In Motion, which recently announced a PlayBook tablet PC to go along with its line of BlackBerry devices.

For more, read the eWeek article Samsung, Citrix offer Enterprise Tool For Galaxy Smartphones, Tablets.