In an official Press Release, Apple has just announced the release of IBM’s first apps under Apple + IBM Partnership. The latest apps are built for Citi, Air Canada, Sprint and Banorte.
Bridget van Kralingen, senior vice president, IBM Global Business Services said:
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. 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.
Built exclusively for iPhone and iPad, IBM MobileFirst for iOS apps are delivered in a secure environment, embedded with analytics and linked to core enterprise processes. The apps can be customized for any organization and easily deployed, managed and upgraded via cloud services from IBM specifically for iOS devices, with security across the data, app and device. This first suite of IBM MobileFirst for iOS solutions is now available across multiple industries, with additional apps being continuously designed and developed.
Phil Schiller, Apple’s SVP of Worldwide Marketing, was ecstatic about the release. According to him:
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. 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.
To learn more about the new apps, you can check out Apple’s Official Press Release. The apps make up just one part of the IBM and Apple partnership, which also includes mobile device management, AppleCare tech support and device fleet sales.
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