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United States : APPLE partners with IBM to help further solidify its standing in ENTERPRISE MOBILITY

July 17, 2014

Apple has been collaborated with IBM to win over business customers via offering iPhones and iPads, which are particularly oriented to the corporate world.

This partnership between the two were historically rivals aims for promoting Apple's share of the market for mobile devices for businesses and it would provide custom-made apps which bring the power of IBM's supercomputing analytics to a mobile workforce.

As per the report,"The landmark partnership aims to redefine the way work will get done, address key industry mobility challenges and spark true mobile-led business change. Apple and IBM's shared vision for this partnership is to put in the hands of business professionals everywhere the unique capabilities of iPads and iPhones with a company's knowledge, data, analytics and workflows."

It is projected by the company to launch more than 100 industry-specific enterprise solutions, comprising apps developed for the iOS platform, along with IBM cloud services, security and analytics.

The also covers that IBM would also sell iPhones and iPads tailored to specific industries.

Apple's chief executive Tim Cook adds,"For the first time ever, we're putting IBM's renowned big data analytics at iOS users' fingertips, which opens up a large market opportunity for Apple.This is a radical step for enterprise and something that only Apple and IBM can deliver."

He further continues,"If you were building a puzzle, they would fit nicely together as puzzle pieces with no overlap. When you put our teams in the room together, we both have engineering cultures, so they feed off of one another. And when you do that you end up with something better than either of you could produce yourself."

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Source: TendersInfo (India)

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