Cisco and Samsung Evolve Partnership to Transform Business Mobility
Last week, Samsung’s MOBILE UNPACKED 2011 event brought a new level of collaboration between Cisco and the mobile device leader. Together, Cisco and Samsung announced a set of solutions designed to transform enterprise mobility, enabling organizations to leverage the wave of mobile devices coming through their doors.
At the event, the President and Head of Samsung’s Mobile Communications Business, Mr. JK Shin, called 2011 the year of the ‘smart mobile devices,’ and unveiled the successor to the Galaxy S smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S II. Not only is it one of the world’s thinnest dual-mode smartphones, but it comes business-ready with a suite of Cisco enterprise-class solutions and applications for Android:
- Cisco Mobile Unified Communications
- Cisco WebEx Meeting Center
- Cisco AnyConnect
- All supported by the Cisco Compatible Extensions (CCX) program
Ray Smets, VP & GM of Cisco’s Wireless Networking Business Unit, announced the availability of Cisco Mobile and WebEx for Android, underscoring the value of collaborating and communicating from anywhere, across any platform. Ray also covered how Cisco and Samsung are transforming enterprise mobile security with Cisco AnyConnect on Android, allowing organizations to provide reliable and easy-to-deploy encrypted network connectivity for mobile workers everywhere.
The event highlighted how organizations are increasingly deploying Wi-Fi voice solutions with smartphones and other mobile devices, requiring advanced voice and data features. To ensure an enterprise-class voice experience, Samsung is certifying their smartphone portfolio through the Cisco Certified Extensions (CCX) program. By releasing the first CCX certified Android device, Samsung’s Enterprise customers can now use and experience high quality, reliable, seamless voice and video applications over the Cisco Unified Wireless network. This combined solution significantly enhances user experience by:
- Reducing dropped calls
- Improving voice quality
- Extending battery life
- Fair access to network resources with enhanced call reliability
The Cisco and Samsung alliance provides best in class customer experience with high quality, seamless and reliable coverage leading the way for service providers to deploy Enterprise solutions while maximizing customer satisfaction – fundamentally transforming business mobility and the way people communicate.
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