CHINA-based tech heavyweight, Huawei, has entered the enterprise market with the announcement of a line of new office products ranging from notebook and desktop computers to monitors and printers.
The announcement was made by Richard Yu, Huawei’s Executive Director, Consumer BG CEO and Intelligent Automotive Solution BU CEO, at a recent launch event in China.
He said the company would use its hardware and software ecosystems as dual pillars, to support a growing range of versatile office products that work seamlessly with a wide range of smart devices, including laptops, desktops, monitors, tablets, accessories and wearables.
Target markets include government, education, healthcare, manufacturing, transportation, finance and energy.
“Our consumer-oriented products have drawn widespread acclaim over the past decade, due largely to their ground-breaking user experience. Huawei will incorporate this premium consumer experience into its business products, following three key principles: quality, intelligence and reliability,” Yu said.
He added that Huawei believes enterprise equipment is entering an era that will be dominated by Cloud and AI technologies, following the 1.0 and 2.0 eras dominated by desktops and multi-device convergence respectively.
The company, whose global smartphone sales have slumped following a US imposed trade and technology ban, hopes to leverage its consumer electronics know-how to add new value and innovation, with the ultimate goal of building a high-quality, smart, and reliable platform to serve all government and enterprise customer needs.
To this end, the company has launched a full set of business products, solutions, and service platforms, including the MateBook B series for laptops, the MateStation B series for desktops, the Display B series for monitors, the MatePad C series for tablets and the B series for printers, which make this vision accessible to a wide range of customers.
Huawei Consumer Business Group (BG) also unveiled a number of business solutions tailored to governments and small-, medium-, and large-sized enterprises, including paperless government office, smart classroom, computer classroom, health and safety management for miners, health management for drivers, and insurance interaction.
The next phase will see Huawei Consumer BG invest more organisational resources in the business field, to help governments and large-scale enterprises fully digitalise their operations, and help small- and medium-sized enterprises to improve quality and efficiency across the board.
Huawei said in a statement that it had also provided “multi-layer data security safeguards, to ensure airtight data transmission. The principle of ‘no disturbance, no tracking and no leakage’ is strictly adhered to with regard to privacy protection and incorporated into every step of product design and development”.
App permissions have been re-sorted, with targeted controls available. Sensitive permissions related to private user data, such as call logs, messages, outgoing calls, and device information, have been cancelled. The access scope for albums is strictly controlled, and the permission can be granted on an image-by-image basis.
Huawei has also made a custom multi-screen collaboration solution available, which allows customers to add file filtering and sharing controls.
The company said it had also built a dedicated service system for enterprise customers, which “far exceeds industry standards”.