Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, has announced a strategic alliance with IBM Global Business Services to develop an innovative solution for the enterprise mobility market—the Smart Workspace@Mobile solution—providing clients with a more secure, intelligent mobile solution ushering in a new era of the ‘smart mobile worker’.
“We believe this collaboration builds on the strengths of two great companies and will address the changing needs of the workforce within enterprises," said Mr Wan Biao, CEO of Huawei Devices. "Today, enterprise mobile office will not only need automation but also need to drive new service channels and enhance asset & logistics management in order to offer customers additional business-oriented services. The launch of this new Smart Workspace@Mobile solution will redefine a new era for the enterprise mobility market."
The Smart Workspace@Mobile solution addresses the growing demand for smart mobile office solutions which integrate effectively with Enterprise Resource Planning systems (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Supply Chain Management (SCM), and inventory management delivered within a cloud environment.
This solution aims to provide an “anytime, anywhere” professional and secure office environment on smart devices, which will be integrated with tailored industry applications. Each device is enabled to be cost effective, efficient and secure.
“With their strength in smart device technologies and the expanding operator [broadband] coverage in China, Huawei's collaboration with IBM Global Business Services to provide consulting and enterprise platform integration will ensure that work moves securely and efficiently from a PC-base to a mobile office environment,” said Ms. Shirley Yu-Tsui, General Manager, Global Business Services, IBM Greater China Group.
The solution will integrate entire cross-business processes including: market sales, channel management, store management, mobile sales, customer service, devise management, inventory management and office management all in one device. The solution will support three industries in particular. The consumer goods sector with solutions developed for inventory optimization, synchronized distribution and shop management. The energy sector services will be developed to enable asset management, secure access, equipment testing and remote positioning. In the retail sector, the Smart Workspace@Mobile solution will provide applications to accelerate product exhibition, store operation, market information collection, customer management, channel visit and office automation.
IBM Global Business Services in China will provide the overall consulting to support the enterprise foundations for ERP systems. Huawei Device will undertake the solution integrator pilot providing the convergent smart devices based on the operating platform - Mobile Device Management (MDM). This will ensure that companies can have their back-end management systems extend to smart phone and tablet devices tailored to a specifically customized industry process.