IBM – Apple Partnership; Preparing for IoT

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3Q 2014 | IN-1019709

Announcement Summary


IBM and Apple have agreed to form a partnership to provide a complete solution for mobilizing enterprise. The partnership addresses a key issue in enterprise mobilization: building a solution. Solution enablement is a complex set of choices around not only the device type, operating system, apps, management platforms, and supporting services, but also which vendors and suppliers to use. Apple addresses the device and app choice component; IBM adds other platform, support, and services pieces, and in the view of this analyst brings the meat to the announcement. While enterprise mobilization continues as an opportunity with lots of growth, the bigger story in this announcement is its relationship to the Internet of Things.

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