Apple and Cisco ink deal to better enterprise mobility

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Apple and Cisco announced partnership to optimize Cisco networks and iOS devices, integrate iPhone with Cisco enterprise environments and provide collaboration on iPhone and iPad.

Initially, Apple and Cisco will focus:

# Delivering solutions on Cisco networks and iOS devices
# Extending the Cisco Unified Communications experience to Apple iPhone
# Transforming team collaboration with iOS experiences on Cisco Spark, TelePresence and WebEx

Earlier, IBM and Apple announced their partnership to focus on app business for enterprises. Nearly every Fortune 500 and Global 500 company has iOS at the center of their mobile strategy. 95 percent of companies in the Fortune 500 count on Cisco Collaboration and Cisco networks to help their teams be more productive.

Tim Cook, Apple CEO, said: “iPhone and iPad have become essential tools for the modern workforce and are changing the way work gets done. Together with Cisco, we believe we can give businesses the tools to maximize the potential of iOS and help employees become even more productive using the devices they already love.”

Apple recently created a sales program to work with more than 40 technology companies to improve the iPad as a workplace tool with enterprise apps.

Both Cisco and Apple are not sharing additional details on the technology partnership that will boost their revenue from enterprises.

Cisco Chairman John Chambers said: “Through this engineering and go-to-market partnership, we’re offering our joint customers the ability to seamlessly extend that awesome Cisco environment to their favorite iOS devices. Together, we’re going to help teams achieve higher levels of productivity and effectiveness.”

Apple and Cisco are also working together to make iPhone an even better business collaboration tool in Cisco voice and video environments, with the goal of providing employees with a seamless experience between iPhone and their desk phone.

With Apple’s support, Cisco will deliver experiences specially optimized for iOS across mobile, cloud, and premises-based collaboration tools such as Cisco Spark, Cisco Telepresence and Cisco WebEx in order to deliver seamless team collaboration and improve the meeting experience.

Baburajan K
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