Enterprise Siri – The Apple and HP Love Child That Never Was
Apple is known to be going into the enterprise business collaborating with IBM. That move is happening soon as well as we know it. Before talking to IBM though Apple was working with HP to create ‘Enterprise Siri’. What it does is allow employees of a corporation using the service to pull up any company specific data like financial reports, sales numbers, inventory levels, and such. It was designed to be a sort of Google Now for enterprises until Apple started working with IBM instead. Recently as well Google is reportedly working with HP to design a similar enterprise service though. This time HP will base that service through the original Google Now for Android.
Apple so far have been dominating the corporate market in terms of product usage but is yet to dethrone BlackBerry in providing services tailored to corporate customers. The deal with IBM though will create Apple’s own services paired with their devices already available in the corporate market. This deal then could prove to be Apple’s stepping stone in the domination of the corporate mobile systems. They will face fierce competition though from Google partnering with HP working on their own version of a mobile system for corporations. Although it may seem like Google has some advantage using the super refined Google Now platform, Apple already has a head start by plunging into the market first. This is a tough one to call and it will definitely be very interesting.
Sources: Mac Rumors