The over 100 business apps will run exclusively on iOS and IBM will also sell Apple products with industry-specific apps to its massive network of clients around the globe.
"iPhone and iPad are the best mobile devices in the world and have transformed the way people work with over 98 percent of the Fortune 500 and over 92 percent of the Global 500 using iOS devices in their business today," said Tim Cook, Apple's CEO. "For the first time ever we're putting IBM's renowned big data analytics at iOS users' fingertips, which opens up a large market opportunity for Apple. This is a radical step for enterprise and something that only Apple and IBM can deliver."
Among the applications being built include analytics, device management, security, consulting and cloud services. Apple's AppleCare will cover support of the apps.
IBM says there will also be solutions for industries as varied as retail, healthcare, banking, travel and transportation, telecommunications and insurance. Many of the applications will be available later this year and into early 2015.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 16 Jul 2014 12:23