1. schmeat's Avatar
    Apple and IBM this afternoon announced a partnership that will see the two companies team up in an enterprise push involving IBM software and Apple hardware. This exclusive partnership will see IBMs big data and analytics capabilities arrive on Apples iOS devices.

    The deal covers more than 100 industry-specific enterprise solutions and will include native apps designed exclusively for the iPhone and iPad from the ground up. Theres also going to be new a new breed of AppleCare tailored to the needs of enterprise customers as well as packaged offerings from IBM covering device activation, supply, and management.

    IBM is going to be selling iPhones and iPads paired with its enterprise solutions to its business clients globally, which is a huge win for Apple. The company hasnt seen nearly the same level of success in enterprise as it has in the consumer market and this partnership will see IBM target retail, healthcare, banking, travel, transportation, and telecommunications with its new portfolio of MobileFirst for iOS Solutions, which will become available next year.

    Meanwhile, IBM can sell enterprise solutions and device management alongside beautifully designed Apple hardware. Apple will provide AppleCare for Enterprise, which offers 24/7 assistance to IT departments, and IBM is promising cloud services optimized for iOS and covering device management, analytics, and mobile integration. Speaking to CNBC, IBM CEO Virginia Rometty promised that security, which has been another weak point for Apple in enterprise, will be one of the partnerships priorities.

    That seems like a big deal for two huge companies. What will this mean for BlackBerry?
    07-15-14 04:21 PM
  2. L_ieven's Avatar
    Absolutely ****. BlackBerry is still the unbeatable competition in this area. Love BlackBerry, hate iOS.

    Posted via CB10
    07-15-14 04:24 PM
  3. abwan11's Avatar
    It's funny how a small niche, as per the experts, has become a big deal.

    Posted via CB10
    07-15-14 04:29 PM
  4. Bla1ze's Avatar

    Keep it to one thread.
    07-15-14 04:37 PM

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