Newsletters
News & Information for Technology Purchasers NewsFactor Sites:       NewsFactor.com     Enterprise Security Today     CRM Daily     Business Report     Sci-Tech Today  
   
This ad will display for the next 20 seconds. Click for more information, or
Home Enterprise I.T. Cloud Computing Applications Hardware More Topics...
Cloud Computing
Tame your scariest paperwork. Find Out How
Average Rating:
Rate this article:  
Apple, IBM Partner on Business-Minded Mobile Apps
Apple, IBM Partner on Business-Minded Mobile Apps

By Jennifer LeClaire
July 16, 2014 10:37AM

    Bookmark and Share
The partnership between tech titans IBM and Apple could be a match made in technology heaven. Apple is looking for growth in the business community for devices like iPhone, iPad and iCloud services -- and IBM is the company that can help Apple accomplish that goal, said independent technology analyst Jeff Kagan.
 



Tech giants Apple and IBM are joining forces to “transform enterprise mobility” with business apps that bring Big Blue’s big data and analytics power to the iPhone and iPad. Could this landmark partnership help Apple gain ground in the business world -- and help IBM gain ground with Apple users? If the partnership lives up to the hype it could be quite a coup for Apple CEO Tim Cook.

Together, the companies are working to address what they see as key mobility challenges. In doing so, they hope to spark a “true mobile-led business change” that is rooted in four core capabilities: a new class of over 100 industry-specific enterprise solutions including native apps; IBM cloud services optimized for iOS, such as device management, security, analytics and mobile integration; an AppleCare enterprise service and support offering; and packaged offerings from IBM for device activation, supply and management.

“iPhone and iPad are the best mobile devices in the world and have transformed the way people work with over 98 percent of the Fortune 500 and over 92 percent of the Global 500 using iOS devices in their business today,” said Cook. “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.”

Re-imagining Work

The partnership, dubbed the IBM MobileFirst for iOS agreement, will tap into the strengths of both companies. Specifically, IBM’s big data and analytics capabilities will be matched up with Apple’s customer service, hardware and software integration and developer platform. IBM has also committed to selling iPhones and iPads with the industry-specific solutions to business clients worldwide.

Ginni Rometty, President, CEO and chairman of IBM, said mobility -- combined with the phenomena of data and cloud -- is transforming business and the technology industry in historic ways. She pointed to how these trends allow people to re-imagine work, industries and professions.

“This alliance with Apple will build on our momentum in bringing these innovations to our clients globally, and leverages IBM’s leadership in analytics, cloud, software and services,” Rometty said. “We are delighted to be teaming with Apple, whose innovations have transformed our lives in ways we take for granted, but can’t imagine living without. Our alliance will bring the same kind of transformation to the way people work, industries operate and companies perform.” (continued...)

1  |  2  |  Next Page >

 

Tell Us What You Think
Comment:

Name:





 Cloud Computing
1.   Cloud Wars: AWS vs. Microsoft, IBM
2.   Yammer Moved to Office 365
3.   IBM, California Partner in the Cloud
4.   Dropbox for Business Boosts Security
5.   Avaya Pressing Hard on Cloud-Based UC


advertisement
Product Information and Resources for Technology You Can Use To Boost Your Business

Network Security Spotlight
Canadian Government Charges China With Cyberattack
The government of Canada is not happy with China. Canadian officials have accused "a highly sophisticated Chinese state-sponsored actor" of launching a cyberattack on its National Research Council.
 
Researchers Working To Fix Tor Security Exploit
Developers for the Tor privacy browser are scrambling to fix a bug revealed Monday that researchers say could allow hackers, or government surveillance agencies, to track users online.
 
Wall Street Journal Hacked Again
Hacked again. That’s the story at the Wall Street Journal this week as the newspaper reports that the computer systems housing some of its news graphics were breached. Customers not affected -- yet.
 

Enterprise Hardware Spotlight
Apple Updates MacBook Pros, Cuts Prices Up to $100
The popular MacBook Pro laptop line just got an update and a price cut of as much as $100. The MacBook Pro with Retina display now includes faster processors and double the memory.
 
Watson Gets His First Customer Service Gig
Since appearing on Jeopardy, IBM's Watson supercomputer has been making a living using his super-intelligent knowledge base for business verticals. Now, Watson's been hired for his first customer service job.
 
Tablet Giants Apple and Samsung Feel the Heat
When a company saturates its home market with a once-hot product, expect it to pump up efforts elsewhere. Apple, for its part, is now pushing iPads to big corporations and the enterprise market.
 

Mobile Technology Spotlight
Android 'Fake ID' Puts Millions of Users at Risk
Having this fake ID is nothing to brag about, even if you are a minor. The “Fake ID” Android flaw drops malware into smartphone apps. It can steal credit card data and even take over your device.
 
FTC Wants Fix for 'Perfect Scam' of Mobile Cramming
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has issued new guidelines to curb “mobile cramming,” a troublesome practice that adds unauthorized third-party charges to mobile phone bills.
 
Facebook: You Will Use Messenger, and You Will Like It
Starting this week, Facebook users with Android and iOS phones will be forced to use the separate Messenger app to send Facebook messages. Pending messages will still be visible in the main app.
 

Navigation
NewsFactor Network
Home/Top News | Enterprise I.T. | Cloud Computing | Applications | Hardware | Mobile Tech | Big Data | Communications
World Wide Web | Network Security | Data Storage | CRM Systems | Microsoft/Windows | Apple/Mac | Linux/Open Source | Personal Tech
Press Releases
NewsFactor Network Enterprise I.T. Sites
NewsFactor Technology News | Enterprise Security Today | CRM Daily

NewsFactor Business and Innovation Sites
Sci-Tech Today | NewsFactor Business Report

NewsFactor Services
FreeNewsFeed | Free Newsletters

About NewsFactor Network | How To Contact Us | Article Reprints | Careers @ NewsFactor | Services for PR Pros | Top Tech Wire | How To Advertise

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
© Copyright 2000-2014 NewsFactor Network. All rights reserved. Article rating technology by Blogowogo. Member of Accuserve Ad Network.