Can Samsung Deliver Knockout Punch to Blackberry with KNOX and Centrify?

February 25, 2013

By Doug Miller

KNOX and Centrify may have just given Samsung the springboard to leapfrog BlackBerry in the enterprise space.

Back in August I wrote a piece for AOL Government asking the question: “After BlackBerries, What’s Next For Government Mobile Users?” We were all witnessing the decline of BlackBerries as a favored mobile device for government users and I discussed the alternatives that existed in the marketplace. One of the strong candidates was Samsung with its Samsung for Enterprise or SAFE offerings for smartphones and tablets. The SAFE solution set added some valuable enterprise features, such as better Microsoft Exchange support, on-device encryption, mobile device management and VPN support to the standard Android-based platform for certain Samsung mobile devices. Since writing that piece Samsung has indeed proven itself and according to Gartner, Samsung has grown to be the largest supplier of mobile phones in the world and IDC has Samsung as the #2 tablet maker behind Apple.
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Google Drive: Read the Terms

April 24, 2012

By Doug Miller

Google launched its Google Drive service today and there have been several articles reviewing both the capabilities of this new service (especially how it compares to DropBox) and also lots of chatter about the terms of service. If you are curious about what Google Drive is, the official announcement is here and Walt Mossberg had a good write up here.

I am a big user of DropBox so I was very interested in trying out this new competitor. Overall, it seems like a solid product. I installed it on both a PC and an Android tablet and it worked as advertised. I was able to upload some files and view these in the browser, on my tablet and on my computer. I even tried accessing Google Drive files from my Windows phone using the web interface and this worked as well. I’m probably not going to replace DropBox just yet but this is a decent product.
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