Samsung and Red Hat team on mobile enterprise apps

Fortune

For the past few years, when big companies talk applications, they usually mean mobile applications, which is why Red Hat[fortune-stock symbol=”RHT”] and Samsung [fortune-stock symbol=”SSNLF”] just announced a collaboration aimed at bringing a stream of business-focused mobile software to the market. The pact comes about a year after Apple[fortune-stock symbol=”AAPL”] and IBM[fortune-stock symbol=”IBM”] launched a similar collaboration between a big enterprise tech company and a maker of popular handheld devices.

Under this pact, Samsung Electronics America will use the new Red Hat Mobile Application Platform, to build and run a stream of business applications for various industries. And they will encourage third-party developers to build, test and run their mobile apps, accessible to Samsung’s devices. The application development environment builds on Red Hat’s acquisition of FeedHenry last September.

Samsung has been talking to customers for years about their need for secure enterprise applications that can be deployed internally, but…

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