Here are the First Fruits of the Apple-IBM Partnership
Article by George Norman
On 11 Dec 2014
Back in July, Apple and IBM announced that they entered a global and exclusive partnership. The two companies explained at the time that they joined forces with the aim of transforming enterprise mobility – create a new class of business apps, develop more than 100 industry-specific enterprise solutions, create a new AppleCare service for enterprise customers, sell iPhones and iPads to business clients around the world.

This December, Apple and IBM presented the first fruits of their global and exclusive partnership. The two companied delivered the first wave of IBM MobileFirst for iOS solutions. Built exclusively for iPhone and iPad, these solutions are available to enterprise customers across multiple industries: banking, retail, insurance, financial services, telecommunications, airlines, governments.


The IBM MobileFirst for iOS solutions are meant to help employees be more efficient and access their company’s full capabilities – quickly, easily, securely.

“What we’re delivering aims directly at the new quest of business—smart technologies that unlock new value at the intersection of big data and individual engagement,” said Bridget van Kralingen, senior vice president, IBM Global Business Services. “Our collaboration combines IBM’s industry expertise and unmatched position in enterprise computing, with Apple’s legendary user experience and excellence in product design to lift the performance of a new generation of business professionals.”

“This is a big step for iPhone and iPad in the enterprise, and we can’t wait to see the exciting new ways organizations will put iOS devices to work,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “The business world has gone mobile, and Apple and IBM are bringing together the world’s best technology with the smartest data and analytics to help businesses redefine how work gets done.”

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