Decision details

Smart phone management support licencing

Decision Maker: Director: Digital Transformation

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Samsung devices have been provided as Smartphones for a number of projects in the Council. These devices, which may become a corporate standard, require software that enables management of the Samsung devices to provide the following capability: managing deployment of apps, security updates, remote wipe access, password reset and secure storage of data require Knox licencing


To award a contract for the supply of licences for the “Knox” feature of Samsung devices.

Alternative options considered:

Alternative devices were considered, but the cost per device and its associated MDM licence is more expensive than the provided solution plus Knox licencing.

Publication date: 04/07/2019

Date of decision: 25/06/2019