Apple and IBM has built a partnership for collaborating in the first line of mobile business apps, that targets the wider community in the business industry. The designated title “IBM MobileFirst for iOS”, a collection of ten apps that is said to bring IBM’s huge data analysis to the iPhone and iPad users.
The original assortment included some apps that focused on air travel, finance and banking. A few major clients consist of Citi, Air Canada and Sprint was also included and confirmed by IBM. The Senior Vice President of IBM Global Business Services, Bridget van Kralingen said that, “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.”
Lets take a look at one of the ten business apps that is retail-focused; Sales Assist. Well, Sales Assist allows users to view customer profiles with an extensive back-log history on past purchases. This is to help informed the customer in making suggestions based on the their needs. Sales Assist can also check a store’s inventory, find some missing in-store items, and also help ship items to customers at home. Another app in the ten business apps, contributes pilots with an easier way to control over the flight manifests and schedules. In addition, another app allows passengers to personalized their in-flight services. And most of the ten business apps fixate on banking and case advisers.
These apps was built solely for iPhone and iPad with a quote, “delivered in a secure environment, embedded with analytics and linked to core enterprise processes.” Apple and IBM assures that these apps can be developed and altered to apt into any company. IBM provides a cloud service once its out, and it can be easily be managed and upgraded. These ten business apps are highly protected, as the two major companies assured that more apps will be designed and developed in the future.
Apple’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, Philip Schiller mentioned that, “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 analytic to help businesses redefine how work gets done.”
Source: Mac Rumors