Samsung’s new Galaxy S8 is expected to see strong demand from enterprises looking to leverage the phone’s business capabilities, CIO.com reports.
IDC analyst Bryan Bassett told CIO.com he predicts that "millions" of enterprise customers will buy the new Galaxy S8. "They will move a lot of devices for business users," said Bassett.
The Galaxy S8 has a strong focus on worker productivity and security, but it has a few weak spots as well, The Verge's Walt Mossberg reports. Bixby, a built-in assistant, has garnered less than stellar reviews, though Samsung says enhancements to the tool, including voice activation, are still to come. And although the S8 boasts Knox 2.8 security, the biometric security measures the phone employs have come under scrutiny for poor performance.
Early reviews of Samsung’s new Galaxy 8 smartphone indicate it could be a game changer as far as smartphones go and potentially the first smartphone to become a true enterprise tool. One of the highlights is Samsung’s increased security and management. The new smartphone also boasts innovative design features with a larger, curved screen and a slim, light package.
But is it the successor to BlackBerry as the next enterprise phone? Time and adoption rates will tell. With more advanced mobile device management platforms available, companies don't have to require employees to rely solely on one type of phone. As long as devices have strong security built in, they can be a candidate for enterprise use.
While Samsung is pushing its S8 into the enterprise, Apple is also increasing its business-focused efforts. Working with companies like SAP and IBM, Apple is building new platforms to change how enterprises use mobile technology to streamlines processes.