A year ago Samsung flooded the market with their vaporware product called Samsung Knox. This product was intended to compete with BlackBerry and take over the enterprise market by providing a secure Android solution. Now a year later the product has been a complete flop and Samsung seems to have moved on from positioning themselves as a direct competitor to BlackBerry.
Earlier this week Jay sent me this great research note from Blue Hill Research that was published in December of last year detailing “Why Samsung Knox has Flopped.” The author, Ralph Rodriguez, lists out six reasons why the Knox solution has failed miserably to gain any traction. The list is mostly still relevant and worth pointing out. With Samsung still trying to make Knox relevant, John Chen has the chance to reiterate why enterprises and governments should stick with BlackBerry. Hopefully he makes good use Samsung’s troubles.