Apple Makes A Move For The Enterprise Solutions Arena
Apple announced on Tuesday that it would be joining forces with its one time business rival IBM. In an attempt to transition from solely consumer product arenas to the ever growing enterprise arena, Apple and IBM will focus on enterprise applications geared for iOS. Together they will create 100 industry-specific application that will run on both iPads and iPhones including apps designed for security, big number crunching for corporate data, and a hardware management software to manage the phones themselves. Aside from the application side, Apple will be creating a whole new class of AppleCare specifically to support enterprise clients and their hardware while IBM will continue support of their already supported devices including Android base platforms.
It will be interesting to see where this deal goes and how long term this once rocky relationship will last but only time will tell. From a technician standpoint having someone else handle the Mac repairs will definitely light the work load.
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