No matter how big an organization is, technology should be deployed not only to help make employees’ jobs easier and more productive, but also to help increase security throughout the enterprise, as part of a multi-layered security plan, which is why you should consider switching your employees to the Galaxy Note8.

For the end user, the Infinity Display, powerful processor, innovative camera, built-in stylus and unique software all add up to make it a powerhouse productivity tool that can be used on the move or at your desk. But for the organization itself, the Note8 not only offers improved efficiency, it also makes managing devices a breeze and ensures that your company has the highest levels of security available.

Here are five ways that your company can benefit from switching to the Note8:

1. Migrate Your Small Business

For those in charge of managing devices, one of the biggest hurdles they face introducing new technology is transferring employee data — both work and personal — from one device to another. However, switching to the Galaxy Note8 from another device is straightforward with Samsung’s Smart Switch software.

The intuitive software allows users to easily transfer content from any old device — Android, iOS, BlackBerry or Windows Phone — to the new Galaxy Note8, letting you pick and choose what content you want to bring with you, including contacts, messages, photos, calendar events, apps and even the device settings.

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Once completed, users can just pick up where they left off on their new device, minimizing down time without potentially losing important files. It’s also a good way to ensure that the enterprise won’t find itself exposed to vulnerabilities through outdated phones or operating systems.

2. Migrate Your Medium to Large Size Business

One of the most critical parts of the Knox suite of security tools is Knox Configure, a cloud-based service that allows administrators to remotely configure a large number of devices at once, tweaking them to meet their specific business needs.

The Configure system gives administrators huge control over what the devices in their organization can do. For example, you can configure the phone’s software with your own branding; lock down devices in sensitive areas to be used for very specific tasks; easily automate provisioning using the IMEI or serial number; and manage connectivity settings such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC.

3. Samsung Knox

Samsung’s enterprise-grade security software has been around for some time now, but the latest version, Samsung Knox 2.9, gives administrators even more granular control over how the information stored on mobile devices is secured. Samsung Knox is integrated into the Note8 at the deepest level, built into the chipset, meaning that its protection pervades every aspect of the phone.

Knox also fits perfectly into a multi-layered security plan, with protections built into both the hardware and software of Samsung’s latest device. The system is constantly verifying the integrity of the device, automatically detecting any tampering and ensuring your data is more secure.

4. Samsung DeX

Enterprises are constantly searching for ways to reduce costs, and one way of doing that is to eliminate the need for more devices. With the Galaxy Note8 and Samsung DeX station, your smartphone instantly transforms into a desktop-like experience and/or a VDI client you can take anywhere. [Less things to manage]

Using the DeX station, users can dock their phone, connect up a monitor, keyboard, and mouse, and instantly have a nearly full-fledged desktop experience, with apps optimized for the desktop interface, as well as the ability to take calls and answer messages.

Furthermore, IT staff and employees can run virtualized desktops and apps with enterprise-ready VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure) solutions such as those from Citrix, VMware and Amazon.

Employees use existing credentials to log in as they would from a traditional PC. This mobile computing solution means employees can now truly work anywhere, with all of the advantages of VDI on a smartphone managed by your MDM. It also helps you create a scalable infrastructure for your employees as technology evolves, and as the organization potentially grows.

5. Secure Folder

Using a single smartphone for work and personal use can be complex, as well as a security risk, but with a couple of innovative software solutions, administrators can ensure work and personal data is kept apart on the Note8.

With Secure Folder, which can be a critical part of a multi-layered security plan, users can keep all their personal apps and data in one place, putting additional security measures such as biometric authentication in place to make it even more secure.

Switching to the Galaxy Note8 not only brings with it huge benefits for the end user and cost savings for the company, but it also fits perfectly into a multi-layered security plan and gives administrators huge control over how, where and when the device is used.

Discover how the Galaxy Note8 can bring a new level of productivity to your enterprise.

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David Gilbert

David Gilbert specializes in covering the global smartphone industry and the dangerous world of cybercrime. David previously served as European technology editor at the International Business Times, and as Technology Editor for the UK edition of IBTimes for over three-and-a-half years, where he earned the prestigious Digital Writer of the Year award at the Online Media Awards in 2013.

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