July 16, 2014, by Chiara Sanna
The historical "enemy" allied to strengthen its presence in the business world
Historical partnership between the software colossus Apple and IBM, "enemy" just a few years ago, but now they have decided to form a common front against the ruthless competition of other companies, especially in the business arena.
They want to strengthen their dominance with the development of hundreds of dedicated applications and the sale of iPhones and iPads already optimized with specific profiles for companies. In this way, Apple will bring its devices in the company world, while IBM will move its software on mobile devices with apps made thanks to an exclusive partnership aimed to capture the distinctive strengths of each company.
"iPhone and iPad are the best mobile devices in the world and they have transformed the way people work with more than 98% of Fortune 500 companies and over 92% of Global 500 companies that use iOS devices," says the CEO of Apple, Tim Cook, noting that Apple is "an excellent market opportunity, while for the enterprise, it is a radical step and something that only Apple and IBM can offer." "The mobility, together with the phenomenon of the data and the cloud is transforming clearly the world of business and our industry, allowing users to re-imagine the work, industries and jobs," said the IBM CEO, Ginni Rometty. He stated "This alliance with Apple will take advantage of this positive wave and will bring further innovation to our customers worldwide, leveraging IBM's leadership in areas such as analytics, cloud, software and services."
From the IL GIORNALE.IT: http://www.ilgiornale.it/news/tecnologia/storico-accordo-apple-e-ibm-1038056.html