Start Me Up: Note10 to Drive MENA Entrepreneurs

Press release
Published September 19th, 2019 - 09:09 GMT
The burgeoning SME landscape in the Middle East and North Africa offers an entrepreneurial feast of opportunity for rising business powerhouses.

The burgeoning SME landscape in the Middle East and North Africa offers an entrepreneurial feast of opportunity for rising business powerhouses. With an estimated value of USD $1 trillion, the SME sector is expected to be a critical factor towards promoting competitiveness, creating new employment opportunities, and boosting economic output in the years to come.

SMEs are being heralded as the intrinsic backbone of many economies in the region, and for good reason. The startup business ecosystems have been identified as the vital spark needed to stimulate knowledge-based potential and accelerate growth, especially with the fourth industrial revolution looming. Throughout the GCC region in particular, hubs and platforms for incubating effective enterprise ecosystems have seen the proliferation of SMEs grow to represent around 90% of all companies in Kuwait, Oman, KSA, and the UAE[1].

At the heart of this growth, technology has been an important element in the blossoming startup arena. Technology and entrepreneurship go hand in hand, which in turn has created a flurry of innovation and disruption. Technology plays a significant role in empowering entrepreneurs and knowledge workers to do more. As sources of future innovation and growth, SME success largely comes down to the transformations that technology innovations enable. This is becoming even more prevalent as Industry 4.0 beckons widespread digital transformation across all key sectors.

‘Entrepreneurship Evolved’

The Galaxy Note has inspired entrepreneurs across the world to leverage its innovative technologies to become more productive and unleash creative thinking. Innovating with tomorrow’s needs in mind, Samsung keeps pace with user’s needs by developing devices that can help thinkers and doers obtain their goals, focus on the projects they enjoy most, and unlock multi-faceted productivity that will drive the business landscape of tomorrow.

As an intelligent innovation line, which has been a business and enterprise first device since its inception, the latest Samsung Galaxy Note10 models harness the potential to propel the region’s entrepreneurs to new heights. Representing the pinnacle of purposeful innovation, the latest iteration features a range of meaningful innovations that will enable economic opportunities and futures to flourish.

‘The Power to Do More’

From day one, Galaxy Note has existed as a powerful device that empowers users. As a smartphone that enables users to plant the seeds for new ideas, plan their business exploits, and expand their project capabilities, the Galaxy Note10 is engineered for multi-faceted users to bring new ideas to life with increased productivity, performance, design and creativity.

With enhanced mobility, compute features, robust security, and a powerful battery and CPU, the Galaxy Note 10 represents the pinnacle of entrepreneurial empowerment, all in a handheld device that enables users to leave their laptops at home. Enabling users to put a premium on productivity, the integrated nature and enhanced capabilities of the Note10 come to life through innovations such as the redesigned S Pen design, which heightens performance with customizable gestures and also easily converts handwritten notes into digital text. Additionally, users can enjoy more seamless experiences between their phones and PCs to live a more mobile working life on the go.

‘Redefining the SMEs of Tomorrow’

In a future where next generation technologies will change the power of connections as we know them, smartphones will be essential in helping users achieve more. Everything from the Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence, to 5G network connectivity will bring about vast changes to the way emerging businesses stay connected and conquer their goals.

At Samsung, we envisioned the Note10 to be for the entrepreneurs, the visionaries, the innovators, and the creators of the world. The end product is a transformative, powerful device designed to redefine and empower tomorrow’s business, today. With the Note10, we believe we have innovated the perfect tool to transform the region’s entrepreneurs like never before.

Background Information

Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2011 consolidated sales of US$143.1 billion. Employing approximately 206,000 people in 197 offices across 72 countries, the company operates two separate organizations to coordinate its nine independent business units: Digital Media & Communications, comprising Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, and Digital Imaging; and Device Solutions, consisting of Memory, System LSI and LED. Recognized for its industry-leading performance across a range of economic, environmental and social criteria, Samsung Electronics was named the world’s most sustainable technology company in the 2011 Dow Jones Sustainability Index.

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