Europeans Are Always On So It’s Time To Embrace BYOD In The Enterprise

According to our newly released Techonomic Index Europe is one of the most connected continents, with the population embracing mobile technology to the full. 

The Techonomic Index is our comprehensive picture – from a social, familial and personal perspective – of how people buy and use technology, and how it enhances their lives.

It’s one of the broadest and deepest studies yet, and lifts the lid on: technology use and ownership; device and content habits; family connectivity; and purchasing intentions. 

The Techonomic Index paints a picture of an ever-more connected Europe. It’s a continent in which social media helps people better understand one another, in which mobiles enable more interactions with family members, and in which different generations are able to stay in touch in a wealth of different ways. Some of the other highlights from the data: 

·         Always-on families in Europe spend almost eight hours a day using technological or domestic devices outside work

·         European households have an average 18 technology devices per home

·         Half of homes across Europe have tablet devices

·         Europeans have spent an average of €367 on technology devices in the last three months alone

·         Almost two-thirds of respondents believe that technology has ‘brought them closer’ to their families

The research was commissioned by our Lifestyle Research Lab in London, one of the world’s most vibrant and established creative and knowledge economy centres. The aim was to uncover emerging trends and use consumer insight to improve our range of products and services for consumers and businesses across Europe.

This is the first Techonomics Index, so look out not only for future research highlights, but updates on some of the detail of the wealth of data collated by the Lifestyle Research Lab.

With consumers embracing tablets and mobile technology so heavily in their personal life it makes sense to operate a BYOD policy in your business. Our KNOX™-enabled devices mean that consumers can safely use the same technology they love at home for work. IT departments can easily manage devices and company data while giving staff the autonomy and privacy they need for personal use.

To find out more about Samsung KNOX please click here 

Posted on July 16, 2014 .

Stay in power with the Samsung Galaxy S5

Despite the incredible capability that mobile technology brings for remote working, business travel has never been more commonplace. With millions of flights criss-crossing the globe,business meetings in far flung destinations are part and parcel of the modern enterprise landscape.

And with new air travel measures set to make battery power more important than everour Galaxy S5, with its Ultra Power Saving Mode, is the perfect tech travel companion for business users.

Ultra Power Saving Mode saves and extends battery life by changing the device’s screen to black and white and shutting down all unnecessary features to minimize battery consumption. In Ultra Power Saving Mode, you can benefit from over 24 hours’ standby time with just 10 per cent battery life, ensuring that you never miss a beat:

Because the Galaxy S5 is KNOX-enabled it means that you can create a secure container for all your work apps and data while still enjoying safe access to all the great consumer apps and games that can help while away those long flights and delays in the airport (if you’re not going to be working for the duration, that is).

Here are some of the great features that make the Galaxy S5 the BYOD solution for the enterprise.  

·         Galaxy Gifts: maximize your travel time with access to free, long-term subscriptions and premium services, including business apps such as Bitcasa, DropBox and Evernote and news apps such as Bloomberg Business Week+, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times  

·         Download Booster: Need a file urgently before take-off? Download Booster technology lets you turn on the LTE and Wi-Fi together and enjoy approximately 80-90% of the added network speed of LTE and Wi-Fi

·         Dust and water-resistant: Travel takes its toll on technology, no doubt about it. The Samsung Galaxy S5 is resistant against sweat, rain, liquids, sand and dust, so your phone is safe from damage no matter where you take it. You can feel confident that your phone will be able to function throughout your trip, never letting you down for an instant.

·         Deezer Premium+: The Samsung Galaxy S5 comes with a six month subscription to Deezer Premium+, offering enhanced audio quality and personalised music recommendations. With no ads or limits, take full advantage of uninterrupted access to all the music you love; perfect for compiling a soundtrack to ease you through the tedium of long-haul flights.

For a mobile device that brings you the productivity and security you need in a business capacity, look no further than the Galaxy S5.

For more information on the Samsung Galaxy S5, Visit

http://www.samsung.com/global/microsite/galaxys5/index.html

 

Posted on July 9, 2014 .

Banking trends and the Work Life Blend

Last week, we launched our People-Inspired Security report, a pan-European study revealing the evolving mobile usage habits of office workers during both their work and personal lives – and the increasing inter-connectedness of the two. Our study showed the emergence of a new ‘work life blend’, with over 75% of all respondents conducting personal tasks during work time and work tasks during personal time – and the critical role that mobile technology is playing in enabling the intertwining of these two lives to the mutual benefit of both employees and employers.
 
“In recent weeks, the British Banking Association has revealed similar findings about how technology is changing the dynamics of banks’ traditional business model. As branch visits decline, regular online and mobile banking is rising, with 77% of customers using online or mobile banking at least once per month. Leading banks are predicting the continuation of this trend, with the proportion of transactions taking place projected to drop further in the coming years. Indeed, our own research revealed that over 85% of British workers use mobile for either bill-paying or banking at least once per day.
 
“These shifting behaviours revealed in our study suggest greater worker flexibility and productivity, which can deliver tangible gains back to businesses, but also raise potential security concerns. As mobile becomes ever-more ubiquitous in every aspect of our lives, ensuring that the right balance between flexibility and security is struck will only continue to be of paramount importance.

For more on how these usage habits are changing the dynamics of working life and other trends across European countries, download our full report here. 

Posted on July 8, 2014 .

Q&A with Jae Shin, Vice President, KNOX Business Group, Samsung Electronics

How safe would you feel putting your business into Android’s hands? 

Historically, the answer to that question from many CIOs would be sadly predictable. But as any business knows old certainties can quickly become obstacles to future successes if they remain unchallenged. As the mobility revolution overhauls the way we work, Samsung is changing the way Android works.

Enter Samsung KNOX™, the flexible and secure android solution for enterprise. We posed some questions to Jae Shin, Vice President  Samsung KNOX Business Group at the Samsung Business Discovery Day in London to hear about the platform’s evolution.

Why should businesses adopt Android as their mobile platform?

As you know Google puts out Android for device manufacturers to use and it is a very flexible, adaptable operating system. We took android, hardened it with defence grade security so that consumers can have a secure device. 

What do you think have been the major obstacles for not using Android in the past?
 
Businesses have different requirements and what we do is listen to the voice of  the customers and address those requirements through modification of our operating system. We’ve continually evolved the Samsung KNOX platform so it fits with customers needs and it has evolved with the constantly changing mobility landscape to meet the demands of the customer.

What have been the major influences on Samsung KNOX and its evolution?

Customers. Definitely Customers. They have been the major influence in the evolution of Samsung KNOX. They tell us what their needs are and we look at how we can make our devices more useful and how we can make them more secure to fit with their needs and the way they are using our devices. 

What do you think that Samsung KNOX offers that other security devices do not?

The heart and soul of Samsung KNOX is intrusion detection so when a hacker gets a device the first thing they do is root the device and try and get access to all the data files in there. When you root a Samsung KNOX enabled device it actually invokes an action to secure the enterprise data in there. We also separate business data from personal data so you can enjoy your device in your personal life as well as your work life.

What will you be taking away from the Samsung Business Discovery Day?

The Business Discovery Day has been great , we’ve met so many different customers. We are building relationships and making sure that the customers are letting us know what they need and we are creating and making devices they need. The CIO panel today was inspirational. I thought I had a lot of experience but I learned a lot from them and the vast experience they shared. 

Days like this help get the word out that Samsung is not a consumer only device company but we’re also within the enterprise, B2B area. We’re building that relationship directly with the customers and finding that the solution partners are out there. 

Posted on July 1, 2014 .

Discover the Mobility Revolution

Discovery is the act of uncovering something new.  In the ever changing landscape of mobility management discovering how to meet the challenges of the mobile workforce demands discovering new solutions, which is what we do. 

At our recent Samsung Business Discovery Day a selection of experts including Jae Shin, Vice President of the KNOX Business Group, and futurologist Mike Walsh explored new approaches to the complex modern work paradigm: how to manage your mobile workforce securely while respecting privacy and the high demands of the 21st century end user. 

As Jae revealed at the recent Business Discovery Day research indicates that the Android share of the enterprise market is set to reach 66% by 2017 and although the day of the desktop isn’t quite done its importance in the enterprise is becoming less and less. We recognise this and that’s why we’re at the forefront of the movement to establish secure mobility options.  This means working in partnership with companies like MobileIron who specialise in developing mobility solutions for enterprise.

Speaking at the London Samsung Business Discovery Day Nigel Hawthorn, Director of EMEA Marketing at MobileIron  says that IT managers need to prioritise mobility solutions.

“Companies should really embrace what we call mobile first.  That is giving access to every system that they’ve got on mobile devices. Why? Because the first device you look at in the morning is your mobile device, usually the last device you look at in the evening is also your mobile device. Users are demanding access to content using mobile devices and in an innovative company that’s what IT and senior management have to deliver.”
 
We’ve been providing the technology and APIs for MobileIron to use as a platform for their management systems.  Innovating together to provide the devices the users want and the security the enterprise demands.

“Samsung has been leading the way with all sorts of innovations for mobile devices and technologies such as Samsung KNOX,” says Nigel. “This is allowing customers to give their employees the technologies they need in a secure manner. Our systems allow the IT managers to see what’s going on, to set policies, to deliver enforcement when needed and provide reporting back to management.” 

He says that user choice and simplicity is absolutely essential. The priority for IT managers is to make sure that the users have got the equipment and access to the applications and data that they need.

“The users really want the ability to choose the technology that suits them, be that phone or tablet. IT needs to realise this change, they need to work in partnership with users to ensure that the users have got access to data, the applications and technology they need while still keeping it safe and secure. 

What we, and partners like MobileIron, are discovering is that security and freedom can be reconciled and that by working together we can develop solutions that work for business and meet the demands of the mobile first workforce. 

To find out more about how we’re helping businesses adapt to the new work paradigm please click here

Posted on July 1, 2014 .

Is Open Source The Future Of Enterprise IT?

Not so long ago open source software was seen as the preserve of small communities of IT-savvy people who wanted to achieve a specific and specialised goal. If you wanted to implement software within a corporate setting you had to go down the software vendor route and buy proprietary systems that addressed your needs.

But you only have to look at the rapid adoption of Mozilla’s Firefox browser and the dominance of Android in the smartphone market to realise that, certainly among consumers, open source software is now not only widely acceptable it’s often more attractive than proprietary platforms. 

But will open source software ever become integrated into the enterprise?

The Benefits Of Open Source

Open source software used to be viewed with some suspicion by the enterprise community. Proprietary software has been accepted as more secure, and because of their track records and wide use, they have been more attractive because you get a platform that a huge user base is familiar with. But open source software is definitely becoming more appealing to enterprise customers.

Some of the benefits of open source include:

  • Quicker To Test. With open source software it’s much easier to pilot software before rolling out full scale development. This means that problems can be identified and dealt with in a less time consuming manner.
     
  • Faster Updates And Changes. Because of the nature of open source software it’s much easier to make changes to it and be innovative. Whereas with proprietary software you have a version cycle, where requested and suggested improvements get added in to future versions, but with no guaranteed timeframe, open source lets you make changes on the fly. If employees need a new feature then your team can implement it much more swiftly. 
     
  • Wider Understanding. Open source software is, as its name implies, open to everyone. This means that people can access the code, look at it, play with it and understand it. This allows people to innovate more freely and come up with exciting solutions. Which means the software is more adaptable to new challenges. 

So is open source the future of Enterprise IT? It’s certainly going to be a major player, and if you need any more proof look at the approvals we’ve received for Samsung KNOX™. By addressing the security concerns around the open source Android platform we’ve seen Samsung KNOX-enabled Android devices accepted by British and American government agencies and increasingly adopted by the enterprise community. And now Google is integrating parts of Samsung KNOX into their next version of Android and extending that security to everyone. 

It’s certain that proprietary software will have its part to play in the future, but open source is becoming an enticing alternative. 

To find out more about Samsung KNOX and how it helps make Android secure for enterprise use please click here

Posted on July 1, 2014 .

The CIO Of The Future

Not many people will have entered the IT sector with their sights set on being the Chief Information Officer (CIO). And that’s nothing to do with the role, or perceptions of it, but more a reflection of the way the role has evolved and adapted over time. 

There was once a time when the folks in the IT department were a separate entity to the rest of the organisation, a bunch of people who were the few within the company who truly understood the technology in the enterprise. If something needed setting up or fixing that’s what the IT department was there for. 

But now technology is so crucial to practically every business model that the CIO has achieved a position of executive power where they are vital to creating and implementing key strategic goals. 

Although the CIO has become one of the most prominent of the C-suite, reflecting the primacy of technology in the enterprise, there are new challenges that mean CIOs as we know them must change and adapt if businesses are to be successful.

The Challenges

At their heart every CIO is driven by security and control. If a corporate IT security breach happens it’s the CIO’s neck on the line. But to confuse the issue CIOs are under increasing pressure to allow flexibility within corporate IT to meet the challenges of business in the 21st century and the expectations of a new kind of worker: the digital native.

This new worker is IT literate almost from the cradle. They have an intrinsic love and understanding of technology and they don’t like being told how to use technology and restricted on what hardware and software they use to get the job done. And they have the knowledge, and easy access to the tools, which will allow them to rig workarounds to corporate IT policies. 

So one major challenge for CIOs is how best to manage these changes and allow flexibility while also maintaining security and control.

An additional challenge is thrown up by the rise of IT itself, the very thing which has given more influence to the CIO and IT workers. Technology, once the private fiefdom of the CIO and his team, now underpins almost every area of a business.. Accounting systems, customer service software, e-Commerce sites, few aspects of a business aren’t built around some form of technology.

This means that the CIO can no longer be all about tech. Instead there is an increasing need to understand and operate on a commercial as well as technical level. 

And of course the pace of change itself is a hurdle to overcome. The problem here lies less with the CIO keeping on top of things, but in convincing other C-level executives to move with the changes. 

The Future CIO

So what will the CIO of the future need to be? It’s a complex issue but key skills will include being:

  • End User Focused. The priority for the CIO of the future will be to spend more time talking to end users, whether that’s employees, clients or customers and understanding their needs and how they implement technology. That way they can build solutions that users will engage with and not work around. This helps maintain security and control while offering the flexibility the users demand. 

  • Adaptable. The successful CIO of the future will accept that changes will happen. It’s inevitable and the only way to cope with the changes is to move with them and find the best ways to adapt to them in order to tackle the challenges the changes bring. Because these changes will be continuous and incremental the CIO of the future will have to drive change and lead the way and not be reactive. 

  • Holistic And Integrated. CIOs are already taking more interest in other areas of the business, but in the future they will have to take an overarching, holistic view of their company. They will also have greater commercial awareness and be critical to the success of the company. The days of the IT silo are practically over. Technology permeates every part of the enterprise and employees and customers are incredibly sophisticated in their use and understanding of technology. The CIO of the future needs to be integrated as much with the business as the technology they are in charge of. CIOs will have to be the constant in the business, involved in all decision making and facilitating every change and shift in the company.

Understanding the needs of CIOs, both now and in the future, plays a large part in our continuing development of Samsung KNOX™. Samsung KNOX offers the security, control and flexibility that the new breed of CIOs, the enterprise and employees require.  

To find out more about Samsung KNOX click here

Posted on July 1, 2014 .

How Samsung KNOX™ Can Help You Tackle The Three Conflicts In Enterprise Mobility Management

We all know that enterprise mobility management is constantly changing, with more demands piled on IT managers every day. And the problem with multiple demands is that they often lead to a conflict.

The driver behind many of these demands is the end user. No longer a passive ‘user’ today’s employee wants to use the device and software they like to carry out their work. And if they aren’t allowed to then they’ll just use their own device to create a workaround. 

The problem is that when this happens the decision making process isn’t made with much forethought. A lot of assumptions are made by the end user and security isn’t at the top of their list of concerns. They just want to get their work done, now. 


The following conflicts are becoming more evident in enterprise mobility management, and they’re what we keep in mind when we are evolving Samsung KNOX to meet the needs of the enterprise community.

  • Security vs Privacy. With employees increasingly using work devices for personal use, or personal devices for work use, there is a conflict between the issues of security and privacy. From an enterprise perspective there is a need for security surrounding sensitive and confidential data, but from the employee’s point of view the data generated through their personal use needs to be respected. This is becoming a more prevalent concern now with certain states in the US passing legislation that makes it illegal for firms to remote wipe a device because it can lead to private data being erased. 
  • Usability vs Manageability. This is a major issue which IT managers are familiar with. Your IT eco-system needs to be easy to use from the employee perspective. If the system is difficult to use with multiple barriers that slow down and inhibit employees getting tasks done then they will simply not use it. 
  • Workaround. There exists a challenge to manage an influx of rogue devices which are being used without proper security. 
    But on the flipside, if the perfect BYOD system is implemented and anyone can use whatever devices they see fit, how do you manage security across a huge range of disparate devices? 
  • Choice vs Cost. With the proliferation of BYOD across the enterprise environment people are beginning to have, and expect, more choice than ever regarding what devices and platforms they use to get their work done. But this raises the previously mentioned problem of how data is secured across this multitude of devices. Rubbing against choice is the cost implications of securing so many different devices. It’s about striking a balance between giving freedom to choose a device but also knowing that this won’t result in dozens of different security solutions.

We know that these conflicting challenges are becoming more and more important to business owners and IT managers on a daily basis, especially as employees have become more tech savvy and are able to bypass and workaround imposed restrictions. Their skill at creating their own workable solution lets them get on with their work, but because risks aren’t considered it opens up serious problems around network and security integrity. 
That’s why we constantly seek to evolve Samsung KNOX in line with the real world pressures and threats faced in enterprise mobility management. So let’s look at how Samsung KNOX can help you.

  • Separating Company and Employee Data. Samsung KNOX creates a secure container for work applications which ensures that company data and employee data aren’t mixed. This neatly addresses the issues surrounding security and privacy.
  • Seamless Security. Once activated, employees can move between the Samsung KNOX container and their personal apps seamlessly. There is a huge range of apps available in the Samsung KNOX marketplace so employees can use the software they want. Samsung KNOX also gives IT managers maximum control over the device so they can easily manage it remotely if required.
  • A Single Solution For Multiple Devices. As it stands there are over 63 million Samsung KNOX-enabled devices on the marketplace, and 24 models available in over 230 countries. This means that no matter where you operate you can provide end users with a range of devices that will operate the same for them as you. We have a huge range of choice and you can manage whatever you choose through one integrated platform, so you don’t have to pay for multiple security solutions. 

Enterprise mobility management isn’t an easy job, but with Samsung KNOX we are supplying you with the tools needed to ensure that your data is secure while the end user is kept satisfied and able to work the way they want.

For more information on Samsung KNOX please click here

Posted on June 30, 2014 .

The New Paradigm: Technology in Business

The phrase ‘paradigm shift’ is often used and abused; thrown out there to make some small, incremental change appear much more profound than it really is. It’s a phrase that marketers and PR people love, that causes the savvy to arch an eyebrow, and that most people just gloss over. But nobody can deny there is a new paradigm becoming apparent in the world of business - and in the truest sense of the word. Business as usual is going to be totally different.

How we will ‘do’ business in the future is already shifting and some forward-looking companies have taken the bull by the horns. And who exactly is the bull charging ahead in this metaphor?

The User.

To truly understand the future of technology in business and the new paradigm we’re moving toward we have to look to the end user, whether in the guise of consumer, customer or employee. They are the ones driving this change and we ignore this at our peril.

Digital Natives.

The Millennial generation, particularly those born in the last twenty years, are behind this change. They are ‘digital natives’, whose lifestyles and behaviours, particularly in relation to technology are leading to a new paradigm in the workplace and beyond.

These are people who have grown up with digital technology, the internet, and mobile technology as a vital part of their daily existence. They tend not to pay attention to the boundaries of the past. While many people still bandy the word ‘smartphone’ around, for a digital native it’s a phone plain and simple.

Your ‘omni-channel eCommerce microsite initiative’? That’s a shop. The distinction between online and real world means little to the new generation. And here’s the thing - they’re right. It is.

The way that digital natives interact with your business is inherently different to previous groups. They aren’t passive recipients of your goods and services, they want to engage with your company. They want deep relationships, and if you’re not there to reciprocate they will make them with someone else. We have to go beyond automated ‘thank you’ emails after a purchase, to develop a relationship that is exciting, engaging, entertaining and empowering for the consumer. At its core this is the new paradigm: consumer rather than business led.

Responding to Change.

So we know that the new world order is being led by increasingly tech savvy individuals who want to engage with businesses, and the world, on their own terms where and when they want.

So, how to meet this new challenge?

There are several trends that businesses should be aware of. By understanding them they can embrace this change as opposed to being left behind.

  • Millennials in the Workplace. This generation doesn’t feel bound by traditional and conventional rules in the workplace. Millennials don’t want to be told when to work or what to work on at any given time - they expect an autonomy that previous generations didn’t demand. They don’t want to use different technology at home and work and they won’t put up with typical enterprise software experiences. And if they don’t have their expectations met they’ll take their talent to an organisation they feel values and understands them.
  • Work-Life Blend. Work-life blend is taking over work-life balance. Our recent People Inspired Security report found that the vast majority of workers (75%) are completing personal tasks in ‘work time’ and 77% were completing work tasks on personal time. What’s driving this is the increasing power and prevalence of the mobile device, allowing people to carry out any task wherever they are.

This also throws up issues around enterprise security, not only because of the increase in the number of devices accessing networks, but also because the tech-savvy workers use their personal tech to circumvent company network security.

  • The Rise of the CIOs. IT teams have always been vital to businesses and their specialist knowledge has always meant that they are near the top of the knowledge hierarchy within a company. However they’ve tended to be sidelined when it comes to the organisational hierarchy. No longer. Increasingly CIOs are found in the boardroom, initiating and leading crucial strategy decisions. Naturally this began in the technology sector but it is now flowing across all business sectors. CIOs have a better understanding of the new breed of end user and can best inform crucial business decisions regarding the adoption of new technology.
  •  Convergence. A central part of this change is the demolition of barriers between products, business sectors, and even thinking – and CIOs have to be aware of that to meet the needs of the new consumer. This is facilitated by new technology and especially the increasingly blurred lines between consumer technology and enterprise technology.

The Solution?

Before rushing out to buy a solution ask yourself, “Am I building my technology strategy around the digital native?” If you’re not then that’s where you have to start.

  • Embrace Consumer Software. Android is the dominant operating system for phones and tablets and, among Millennials, Android’s lead is particularly large. By 2017, 66% of all business smartphones will be Android. So embrace it, and use Samsung KNOXTM to make Android secure for your business.
  •  Focus on the User. User-centric rules should not apply solely to the consumer space. Make every aspect of your technology address the needs and working practices of the end user first. Don’t try to force them to adopt what you think is the best practice.
  • Mobile First. According to our report 74% of people used the mobile internet in the last month. This is not for casual surfing but to complete a task, be it sharing data, finding information, or purchasing something. And this is rapidly rising. So make sure that the technology solutions you implement are mobile first.
Image: Samsung Business Discovery Day London 2014

Image: Samsung Business Discovery Day London 2014

At Samsung we think our products are for everyone. Clearly we are, and always have been, a consumer brand - we understand the customer space. That is why we also believe we understand workers, the people CIOs manage every day. Customer knowledge and insight is the big story for business - get that right and you will enjoy sustained competitive advantage.

The workplace of tomorrow is something the business community has been talking about for a long time - but now it’s on hand.  A new world is being driven by the consumer which is a new paradigm for technology in the enterprise. It’s here, and it’s here to stay.

Will you be a part of it?

Don't forget to download our People Inspired Security study here.

 

Posted on June 30, 2014 .

People-Inspired Security

Unsere aktuelle "People-Inspired Security" Studie, bei der 4.500 europäische Büroangestellte befragt wurden, deckte bemerkenswerte Tatsachen über die Verschmelzung von Privat- und Berufsleben auf, die wichtige Auswirkungen auf Unternehmen haben.

Vielen Dank für Ihr Interesse an unserer Studie über "People-Inspired Security". Um diese herunterzuladen und so den gesamten Bericht zu lesen, füllen Sie bitte das Formular aus.


Posted on June 30, 2014 and filed under DE.

Samsung Business Discovery Day Frankfurt: Entdecken Sie die ganze Leistung von Customer Discovery

Mit welchen Herausforderungen wird Ihr Unternehmen durch die Entwicklungen der mobilen Technologie konfrontiert werden? Wie kann Ihr Unternehmen idealerweise mit neuen Sicherheitsbedrohungen umgehen, welche die Integration von mobilen Plattformen mit sich zieht? Und wie können Sie die Consumer Technology für Ihr Team und Ihre Kunden nutzen, um Ihre Geschäftsergebnisse zu verbessern?

Schön, wenn man mit diesen Fragen nicht allein ist und Antworten finden kann! Denn jetzt lädt Samsung Sie zum Business Discovery Day am 30.06.2014 ein. Das Event findet in der Messe Frankfurt statt, dem pulsierenden Zentrum der deutschen Wirtschaft und damit der passendsten Location für ein Event, das sich richtungsweisender Technologie und der Zukunft Ihres Unternehmens verschrieben hat. 

Jeder, der sich in der heutigen Geschäftswelt bewegt, ist sich eines umfassenden Paradigmenwechsels bewusst, der sich durch die hohe Innovationsdichte der mobilen Technologien vollzieht. Dieses Umdenken verändert nicht nur unsere tägliche Produktivität, sondern auch die Art und Weise wie Lösungen, Services und Produkte unsere Konsumenten, Kunden und Angestellte erreichen. 

Auf dem Samsung Business Discovery Day haben Sie die Gelegenheit zum Austausch mit einer ausgewählten Gruppe von Branchenexperten. In Vorträgen und Diskussionen erfahren Sie, wie Technologie im Geschäftsumfeld sinnvoll eingesetzt werden kann, um aktuelle und zukünftige Anforderungen zu erfüllen. 

Gewinnen Sie außerdem Einblicke in den Erfahrungsschatz von Unternehmen, die erfolgreich gelernt haben, modernste Technologie für sich zu nutzen und Stolpersteine zu vermeiden, die in diesem neuen Umfeld – Stichwort „mobile Sicherheit“ – warten.

Das ist Ihr Programm

Nach Ihrer Ankunft und einem kleinen Begrüßungssnack, haben Sie die Gelegenheit, sich mit anderen Branchenkennern auszutauschen und zu vernetzen. 

Im Folgenden erfahren Sie mehr zum gesamten Ablauf des Events: 

Das neue Paradigma - fokussieren Sie sich wieder auf Ihren Kunden

Dank der schnellen Verbreitung von Verbrauchertechnologien können sich Mitarbeiter – die wertvollste Ressourcen eines jeden Unternehmens – intensiver der gezielten Betreuung ihrer Kunden widmen. Erfahren Sie, wie Sie diesen technologischen Effekt verstärken können, um Teamzufriedenheit, Produktivität und Geschäftsleistung zu erhöhen.

Sicherheit zählt - Die Evolution von Samsung KNOX

Die Neuausrichtung der Unternehmens-IT auf einen wiederentdeckten Kundenfokus erfordert eine sichere technologische Basis. In seinem Vortrag wird Jae Shin, VP der KNOX Business Group, die neuen Möglichkeiten für alle Unternehmen vorstellen, die Android™ jetzt für ihr Business nutzen wollen. Denn dank Samsung KNOX können Unternehmen Android™ nun sicher und geschützt einsetzen.

Implementieren von Customer Discovery

Jeder Bereich der Geschäftsgemeinschaft entdeckt gerade, dass Services und Support durch die Nutzung mobiler Lösungen angepasst und Konsumenten auf neue und innovative Wege erreicht werden können. Dies alles hat schon heute einen spürbaren Einfluss auf Verkaufszahlen und andere Geschäftsergebnisse. Im Kreise der Experten können Sie diskutieren, wie Sie Consumer Technology einsetzen können, um einen positiven Wandel innerhalb Ihres Betriebes zu vollziehen.

Unser Gastredner –  Mike Walsh

Nur wenige verstehen den nachhaltigen Wandel in der Geschäftswelt, den die neuen Technologien mit sich bringen, so gut wie Mike Walsh, Futurist und CEO von Tomorrow. Durch die Gründung von Jupiter Research in Australien, innerhalb leitender strategischer Position bei News Corporation sowie in seiner Tätigkeit als Berater für Fortune 500 Unternehmen hat Mike Walsh einen unerschöpflichen Erfahrungsschatz gesammelt, der es ihm ermöglicht, echte technologische Innovationen zu identifizieren und diese auch erfolgreich und nachhaltig einzusetzen. Als unser Keynote Redner wird er Ihren Nachmittag beschließen. 

Erweitern Sie auf unserem Empfang Ihr persönliches Netzwerk

Der Samsung Business Discovery Day wird Ihnen eine Fülle an Informationen und Inhalten vermitteln. Im Anschluss an das Event geben wir Ihnen deshalb auch die Möglichkeit, Ideen und Eindrücke mit anderen zu diskutieren und dabei Ihr persönliches Netzwerk zu erweitern.

Der Samsung Business Discovery Day bietet Ihnen die beste Gelegenheit zu erfahren, wie Sie aktuelle, entstehende und zukünftige technologische Trends für sich nutzen können und Sie dabei unterstützen, Ihre Ergebnisse zu verbessern. 

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Posted on June 30, 2014 and filed under DE.

Samsung And Google Bring Enterprise Enhancements To Android

We’re pleased to announce that elements of Samsung KNOX™ will be integrated into the next version of Google’s Android operating system.

With Samsung KNOX’s status as the only Android provider of defence-grade and government-certified mobile security which meets multiple standards it represents the premier mobile security platform. Meeting these rigorous standards means that Samsung KNOX devices can be deployed in both government and other highly regulated environments. Samsung KNOX received STIG approval from the US Defense Information Systems Agency for use in Department of Defense networks, while the UK government recently published End User Device (EUD) Security Guidance for Samsung KNOX on using select Samsung Android devices. Additionally, MDFPP Common Criteria was certified for KNOX embedded devices such as Galaxy S5 and Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) in May 2014 and Galaxy S4, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note PRO in Feb 2014 each to help business users and IT administrators adapt to new enterprise mobility trends with minimal implementation effort the latest version of Android will include Samsung KNOX features such as the ability to create a separate container to manage and secure business data and applications.

“I am very pleased and welcome this ground breaking partnership with Google. As a driving force of Android powered mobile devices, Samsung is in a unique position to meet the rapidly evolving mobile security and privacy needs of Android users,” said Injong Rhee, Senior Vice President of KNOX Business Group at Samsung Electronics. “We are delighted with the opportunity to work with Google to help build Android’s enterprise eco-system and establish Android device as the leading choice for businesses. This represents an amazing transformation in workforce mobility.”

The aim of this ground breaking collaboration is to ensure that the need for a robust and secure mobile platform for the enterprise community is met. It also ensures that end user privacy and experience aren’t compromised and allows users to enjoy the same Android experience for both their personal and work lives.

"Samsung has been pioneering to bring Android to the enterprise. We are grateful for their contribution to the Android open source project,” said Hiroshi Lockheimer, VP of Engineering, Android. “Jointly we are bringing enterprise-grade security and management capabilities to all manufacturers participating in the Android ecosystem."

While KNOX’s container components will be integrated into the next generation of Android, Samsung will continue to develop specialised proprietary services such as KNOX EMM and KNOX Marketplace.

For more information on Samsung KNOX visit us here

Posted on June 26, 2014 .

Samsung Gear Live™ Powered By Android Wear

Wearable technology is rapidly evolving and beginning to come of age with devices that offer true utility and functionality for consumers. Samsung has been a pioneer in the wearable sector and led innovation with the Gear series. The Gear range has taken a further step with the newly announced Gear Live.

The Gear Live has incredible hardware specifications and also incorporates Google’s Android Wear platform which opens up a world of real-time information and applications on the go.

JK Shin, CEO and President of IT & Mobile Division at Samsung said: “Samsung has been a pioneer in the quickly-evolving wearable market, and the launch of Gear Live furthers our efforts to deliver a simple and intuitive wearable experience to consumers. Through our long-term close collaboration with Google, we have successfully incorporated the capabilities of Android Wear into the Gear Live, in a way that only Samsung can do. I am confident that Samsung and Google together will grow the smart wearable market to positively impact consumers’ life.”

Cutting Edge Hardware

 

A chief concern from consumers regarding wearable technology has been the user experience, specifically relating to the size and clarity of the screen. The Gear Live offers a 1.63” Super AMOLED screen. Images are crisp and clear with stunning colour which makes interacting with the Gear Live a real joy instead of an eye-squinting headache. And a simple one-touch wake up means you can access information with minimal fuss, making use of the Gear Live seamless and intuitive. A standard 22mm watch band means that users can customise the look of their Gear Live.

The Gear Live is also IP67 compliant which means it can stand up to the rigours of everyday life, which is what you want from technology that’s designed to be with you wherever you go.

The Gear Live also incorporates a heart rate monitor which integrates with numerous fitness apps, opening up the capability to monitor health and fitness on the go with real time data throughout the day.

Information On The Go With Android Wear

People want wearable technology to do more than look nice on their wrist. They want it to offer something beyond what a standard watch can give them, but more importantly wearable technology needs to complement and enhance their daily lives and as invisibly as possible.

That’s why the Samsung Gear Live comes with Google’s impressive Android Wear platform installed. A wide range of Android apps are compatible with the Gear Live so you can receive updates and messaging through your favourite social media platforms, news updates  and more.

The device also includes voice command features and can be paired with any Android device running Android 4.3 or higher for a fully connected and mobile experience.

Available to order through Google Play Store from June 25th (play.google.com/devices) and through Samsung Retail Stores.

For more information visit us here

Posted on June 26, 2014 .

In 2014 It’s About Work-Life Blending, But Mind The ‘Hired Hackers’

The conflict between work and personal life has become an area of concern for many people in recent years. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, so people have been careful to protect their holidays and their time off the clock, which has given rise to the concept of work-life balance.

But that’s old hat now. It seems that rather than drawing a clear line between the worlds of work life and personal life, employees are increasingly embracing work-life blending – doing personal tasks in work time and vice versa. This new way of working and living has benefits for both employee and employer, but sometimes involves the former doing things without the knowledge or consent of the latter, which potentially compromise corporate security. Businesses need to address this while supporting their employees’ positive work-life blending.

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Our recent People-Inspired Security study, involving 4,500 European office workers, uncovered these and other compelling findings which have important implications for businesses. These include: 

  • 75 per cent of those involved in the research reported they do personal tasks in work time, and 77 per cent do work in personal time
  • 38 per cent believe work-life blending enables them do more work in the same amount of time
  • 32 per cent say it helps them manage their personal lives better and the same proportion say it makes them less stressed
  • 36 per cent say that blending work and personal activities on one device makes them feel more productive

One of the facilitators of work-life blending is the increasing tendency for employees to use work-issued or personal mobile devices for work, meaning they can engage in work or personal pursuits at home or in the office. This is highlighted by the fact that the average European employee has 10 personal apps on their work-issued smartphone and 8 work apps on their personal phone. 

Rob Orr, Vice President of Enterprise Business, Samsung Electronics Europe, says: “Our study suggests that many employees are simplifying their busy lives as much as possible, using mobile devices and tech skills to complete work and personal tasks quickly and conveniently when, where and how they want. And instead of this creating a distraction or information overload, they have the ability to work-life blend to the advantage of themselves and their employers. The flipside of this positive behaviour, however, is the potential security risks raised by eager employees.”

The study also revealed the existence of employees dubbed ‘hired hackers’. These tech-savvy employees use their preferred personal tech to get the job done, even if this means circumventing work restrictions and embargoes. A whole quarter (26 per cent) of the workers in our study use their own technology to bypass company-imposed restrictions, such as using unauthorised file sharing platforms or accessing blocked websites and social media. 

Dr Dimitrios Tsivrikos, Consumer and Business Psychologist at University College London, says: “Samsung’s study suggests that just as people solve problems and improve their personal lives by ‘life-hacking’, many workers are using technology for the same ends. Millennials, who’ve grown up with mobile technology, are natural drivers of this trend, using their digital native intelligence to make IT work for them. If they haven’t already, European organisations need to design their work and security policies, and technology strategy, with this employee behaviour in mind.”

The Importance of People-Inspired Security

Understanding the work habits of employees is vital to building and maintaining robust but flexible security solutions for the enterprise community. Some results of the study show that ‘hired hackers’ and other workers can operate without concerns for security.

  • 29 per cent of those surveyed use personal mobile devices in the office for work without knowing, or caring, about work security policies
  • 55 per cent of respondents don’t know if their workplace has a mobile security policy, and if they do they don’t know the details or it or actively ignore it

Rob Orr says: “As work and life and mobile devices continue to blend, our research shows that the need for clear boundaries for work and personal data has never been greater. It's for this reason that a tool like Samsung KNOX™ is so important: among other things it allows employees to switch between personal apps and a password-protected workspace on the same device, as circumstances demand.”

Although the lack of concern around mobile security is an important issue, there are some results from the survey that are more positive.

  • 70 per cent say they are more security conscious than they were a year ago
  • 95 per cent have taken steps to improve security on their mobile devices
  • 30 per cent have changed their work passwords
  • 39 per cent have changed their personal passwords

This represents momentum that European businesses can capitalise on to support the evolution of their employees’ digital skills, work-life blending and IT security in and outside of work. In other words, how your business adapts to the changing behaviours of employees is essential to ensure not only that your data is safe, but that your employees are also satisfied and productive.

Samsung KNOX offers the kind of power and flexibility that can help the enterprise community facilitate the trend towards work-life blending while also knowing that their company data is secure. 

To view the full report please click here

Posted on June 25, 2014 .

People-Inspired Security

Our recent People-Inspired Security study, involving 4,500 European office workers, uncovered these and other compelling findings which have important implications for businesses. 

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Posted on June 25, 2014 .

Samsung Business Discovery Day London: Learn The True Power Of Customer Discovery

Are you curious about the challenges that developments in mobile technology bring to your business? Concerned about how to best manage new security threats that are presented by the integration of mobile platforms or wondering how you can use consumer technology to improve business results from a staff and customer perspective?

Well, you’re not alone and that’s why Samsung is running a Business Discovery Day in London on 26 June. The event will be held at 200 Aldersgate in St. Paul’s right in the beating heart of London, a fitting location for an event dealing with cutting edge technology.

Anybody who works in the business world knows that rapid innovations in mobile technology have brought about a paradigm shift in how we do business and deliver solutions, services and products to consumers, customers and employees.

At the Samsung Business Discovery Day a selection of industry experts will give presentations and lead debates and discussions about how technology can be deployed in business to help you meet current and future demands. 

You’ll learn how other companies have taken control of their technology and how they’ve navigated the various perils and pitfalls that come with the territory, including mobile security.

What’s On The Agenda?

After arriving at the venue and enjoying lunch and some time to meet and network with other industry professionals the series of talks and presentations will begin in earnest. Here’s a flavour of what’s to come.

·      The New Paradigm – The Power of Customer Discovery. The adoption of consumer technology in business can free up your staff and allow them to spend more time with customers. Learn how you can leverage technology to increase staff satisfaction, productivity and business performance.

·      Security Matters – The Evolution of Samsung KNOX™. With more companies operating a BYOD policy, and with huge numbers of mobile devices accessing corporate networks, security has never been more important. Jae Shin, VP KNOX Business Group, will discuss how businesses can embrace Android securely and exploit its capabilities.

·      Implementing Customer Discovery. Every sector of the business community is learning that by using mobile solutions they can transform the service and support they provide to customers and reach out to consumers in new and innovative ways. This all has a tangible impact on sales and results. A panel of experts will discuss using consumer technology to create positive change in business.

·      Guest Speaker – Mike Walsh. Few people understand the disruptive changes new technology brings to business as well as Mike Walsh, futurist and CEO of Tomorrow. Through founding Jupiter Research in Australia, senior strategy roles in News Corporation and acting as a consultant for Fortune 500 companies, Mike has a deep well of experience in identifying technological innovations and using them to thrive and succeed. He’ll be delivering a keynote speech to conclude the afternoon.

·      Networking Reception. The Samsung Business Discovery Day will have given you a lot of information to digest. The post-event networking session will let you bounce ideas and discuss things with other industry professionals.

The Samsung Discovery Day offers an incredible opportunity to learn how to take advantage of current, emerging and future technological trends and improve your business outcomes.

If you’re interested in attending the Samsung Business Discovery Day in London on the 26th of June click here to register now.

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Posted on June 21, 2014 .

Samsung KNOX™ Becomes Approved Mobile Security Platform For US Defense Agency

The American Defense Information System Agency (DISA) has announced that five Samsung KNOX-enabled devices are part of its Approved Products List. The following products are approved:

  • Galaxy S4
  • Galaxy S4 Active
  • Galaxy Note 3
  • Galaxy Note 12.2
  • Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition

These products and the KNOX mobile security for Android platform are cleared for use on unclassified networks within DISA, which will allow personnel to choose from a wider range of mobile devices to use during their working day. 

Injong Rhee, Senior Vice President of KNOX Business, IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung stated: “It is the unique combination of security and interoperability that enables Samsung to meet the Department of Defense’s rigorous requirements with an unparalleled selection of commercial off-the-shelf devices, pre-approved for military and federal use.”

Mobile security for Android has always been a major concern for government institutions and agencies across the world and has been a barrier to the integration of Android devices at this level.

Because KNOX offers an integrated hardware-software approach to security it offers the most stable and powerful mobile security for Android solution on the market, and the fact that it has passed stringent military and government tests is testament to the platform’s capabilities.

To gain approval the devices and KNOX had to meet over 100 requirements in areas such as encryption, intrusion detection and support for secure networking standards. 

This follows on the heels of the UK government’s recent acceptance of select Samsung Android devices and the MDFFP Common Criteria certification on several Samsung KNOX devices.

With these approvals in place the capabilities that Samsung KNOX offers in the field of mobile security for Android in the enterprise sector becomes apparent. As network managers in the corporate world are increasingly beleaguered with the proliferation of mobile devices, BYOD policies and the increased security risks that become apparent with these changes, they need a robust mobile security platform that meets their needs. 

With Samsung KNOX-enabled devices mobile security for Android becomes not only tighter and more stable but also easier to manage, with the platform allowing network managers and IT support staff to register devices and access them remotely without hassle. Because the platform creates a secure container for content and apps it ensures a clear and safe division between sensitive business data and an individual’s personal data. 

“The addition of these five devices with the KNOX Platform brings together the holistic B2B vision of Samsung to lead the market in hardware and software integrated based secure mobility and user experience,” said Injong Rhee.

If you’re concerned about mobile security for Android in your business, whether you’re issuing devices to employees or operating a BYOD policy, Samsung KNOX provides the protection and functionality you’ll need in today’s rapidly changing enterprise mobility world. 

Click here to download a whitepaper and find out more about Samsung KNOX. 

 

Posted on June 19, 2014 .

Make Your Work More Colourful With The New Samsung Galaxy Tab S

We’re proud to announce the launch of the new Samsung Galaxy Tab S with Super AMOLED screen. This ground breaking device includes many features that make it a perfect tool of mobile workforces.

The need for truly powerful portable computing is higher than ever, and Samsung’s range of tablets has been market leaders for a long time.

Here are some of the incredible features of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S.

Work Anywhere

With its sleek profile, just 6.6mm for both models, the Galaxy Tab S slides into even the most packed bag with ease. The 10.5 inch model weighs in at a mere 465g and the 8.4 inch version a feather-light 294g. The compact form and light weight makes working anywhere comfortable.

The Super AMOLED display is fully adaptive which ensures the best viewing experience in any circumstances. The Galaxy Tab S will intelligently adjust gamma, saturation and sharpness using information on the application, colour temperature of the viewing environment and the ambient lighting. Even better the screen a delivers perfect, clear image outdoors even in bright sunlight. 

The superb quality of the screen also means that the Galaxy Tab S is ideal for demonstrating work or data to clients, ensuring they have a wonderful viewing experience.

No More Battery Blowouts

Nothing is more frustrating than working on an important document or needing to access work files and your tablet shutting down. The most power hungry part of any tablet is the screen, but thanks to the Super AMOLED screen this drain on the battery is hugely reduced. Super AMOLED screens don’t require backlighting so the energy consumption is greatly reduced compared to standard LCD screens.

The Galaxy Tab S also features an ultra-power saving mode which means you can work for longer between recharges.

Boost Your Productivity

The Galaxy Tab S allows users to make and receive calls via their phone no matter where the phone is thanks to the SideSync 3.0 software which features Call Forwarding. It’s also possible to truly multi-task on once screen with the Galaxy Tab S because you can view and share content, watch video and make calls without having to close any applications.

The Galaxy Tab S also has an ergonomic ultra-slim Bluetooth keyboard accessory making it ideal for working on documents anywhere, anytime. And the addition of a fingerprint scanner adds an extra layer of personalised security to keep your documents and data safe in the event of loss or theft.

Galaxy Tab S at launch event in NYC June 12

Galaxy Tab S at launch event in NYC June 12

“With the launch of the Galaxy Tab S, Samsung is setting the industry bar higher for the entire mobile industry. It will provide consumers with a visual and entertainment experience that brings colours to life, beautifully packaged in a sleek and ultra-portable mobile device,” said JK Shin, CEO and President of IT & Mobile Division, Samsung Electronics.

To find out more about how Samsung can help power your business click here 

Posted on June 13, 2014 .