Motorola Solutions, SAIC to Jointly Market RhoMobile Suite to 1.5 Million Potential IT Customers
Write-it-once technology helps government, enterprise users to develop best-in-class applications
SCHAUMBURG, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Motorola Solutions Inc. and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) today announced a strategic alliance focused on changing the way modern enterprise and government users mobilize their employees, partners and customers.The alliance creates a flexible and optimized path to buying, building and managing mobile solutions through a software-as-a-service (SaaS) approach. SAIC will leverage Motorola's RhoMobile Suite to offer an open architecture and secure mobile applications and solutions to its government and enterprise users while also delivering mobile services to 1.5 million potential information technology (IT) customers. The RhoMobile technology also enables SAIC to extend its customers' enterprise and mobile application environments with minimal effort and consistent reliability.
SAIC's Integrated Services Management Center (ISMC) is a horizontal IT outsourcing delivery center that provides customer-centric IT services to global customers representing nearly 1.5 million seats in both the federal and enterprise space. Within the ISMC, Motorola's RhoMobile Suite will allow SAIC to provide application development and application management services along with numerous internal apps from several different SAIC organizations in its Enterprise App Store.
The award-winning RhoMobile Suite was launched earlier this year and is a true HTML5 cross-platform development framework that allows developers to write an application once and have it look and act the same on different mobile devices, regardless of the current operating system (OS). This technology helps reduce operating expenses by virtually future-proofing applications that will continue to run and perform on current and next generation enterprise and consumer devices. Combining the features of RhoElements, RhoConnect and RhoStudio into one solution, RhoMobile Suite fills a gap found in traditional web technologies because it can synchronize data and operate in either a connected or disconnected environment.
RhoMobile applications are OS-agnostic and able to support enterprise- and consumer-class operating systems including Microsoft Windows® Embedded Handheld, Microsoft Windows® Embedded Compact, Microsoft Windows® Phone 7 Series, Apple® iOS, Android® and BlackBerry®.
The RhoMobile 2.1 and RhoConnect 3.3 release included support for building desktop ("Big Windows") and iOS 6 apps, advanced security with PKI encryption, expanded device capabilities and advanced bundled push notification service.
The ISMC delivers managed services for SAIC and has a wide variety of application build and operate contracts in place to deliver hosted environments (including ISO 27001 certified environments) to meet all levels of requirements. This allows the ISMC to deliver a Federal Cloud FedRAMP/FISMA certified path to market for Motorola's individual software vendor partners and customers requiring certified hosted environments.
Linda Howard, senior vice president and general manager, Homeland and Civilian Solutions Business Unit, Science Applications International Corporation
"We are excited to address the growing demand for managed application distribution. SAIC's investment in RhoMobile technology makes creating a custom-branded App Store and managing different types of applications on multiple devices a compelling offering."
Paul Mueller, vice president, Federal Sales, Motorola Solutions
"The combination of SAIC's certifications and Motorola Solutions' leading products present an opportunity to deliver even more value to our customers, in many cases using business models not previously available. This will help drive the larger mobility agenda, grow our collective customer base and position our customers for long-term success."
SAIC is a FORTUNE 500® scientific, engineering, and technology applications company that uses its deep domain knowledge to solve problems of vital importance to the nation and the world, in national security, energy and the environment, critical infrastructure, and health. The Company's approximately 40,000 employees serve customers in the U.S. Department of Defense, the intelligence community, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, other U.S. Government civil agencies and selected commercial markets. Headquartered in McLean, Va., SAIC had annual revenues of approximately $10.6 billion for its fiscal year ended January 31, 2012. For more information, visit http://www.saic.com/. SAIC: From Science to Solutions®
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