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Huawei and IBM collaborate on enterprise mobility

Strategic alliance to develop integrated mobile solutions for enterprises

Huawei and IBM will collaborate on enterprise mobility solutions.
Huawei and IBM will collaborate on enterprise mobility solutions.

Huawei and IBM Global Business Services have formed a new alliance to develop mobile solutions for enterprise customers.

The strategic alliance is focused on delivering a Smart Workspace@Mobile solution, which will provide a mobile solution that integrates with existing business applications such as ERP, CRM, SCM and inventory management.

The initial development will focus on three specific industry verticals, consumer goods, energy and retail.

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).

"We believe this collaboration builds on the strengths of two great companies and will address the changing needs of the workforce within enterprises," said 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."

"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 Shirley Yu-Tsui, general manager, Global Business Services, IBM Greater China Group.