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Apple and IBM Announce Partnership To Bring iOS + Cloud Services To Enterprises 126

Posted by Soulskill
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jmcbain writes: According to an article on Recode, Apple and IBM have announced a major partnership to bring mobile services to enterprise customers. "The deal calls for IBM and Apple to develop more than 100 industry-specific applications that will run on the iPhone and iPad. Apple will add a new class of service to its AppleCare program and support aimed at enterprise customers. IBM will also begin to sell iPhones and iPads to its corporate customers and will devote more than 100,000 people, including consultants and software developers, to the effort. Enterprise applications will in many cases run on IBM's cloud infrastructure or on private clouds that it has built for its customers. Data for those applications will co-exist with personal data like photos and personal email that will run on Apple's iCloud and other cloud services."
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Apple and IBM Announce Partnership To Bring iOS + Cloud Services To Enterprises

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  • The end is nigh (Score:2, Informative)

    by Lije Baley (88936) on Tuesday July 15, 2014 @10:04PM (#47463373)

    Sounds like the effing apocalypse to me.

  • by perpenso (1613749) on Wednesday July 16, 2014 @03:41AM (#47464575)

    Intel actually went to RISC but its hidden in the core of the CPU and only the legacy x86 api is exposed. x86 instructions are translated to risc core micro operations and these microps are what actually executes.

    Intel have been using microcode since the P5 in 1993. Apple's first use of PowerPC was in 1994

    Apple, IBM and Motorola began working together on the PowerPC in 1991 when PC's were using the 486.
    The RISC core and micro ops that I referred to were introduced in the Pentium Pro (P6) in 1995, not the Pentium (P5).

  • by MachineShedFred (621896) on Wednesday July 16, 2014 @08:52AM (#47465739) Journal

    It's a good thing that there is plenty of MDM solutions that fully support everything you want to do without having to ever touch a Mac then, isn't it? The only thing that requires a Mac is the iPhone Config Utility, and a Mac Mini fixes that nicely. And, now with touchless device enrollment [apple.com], you probably don't even need that anymore.

    OS X Server is not required for management of iOS devices, and in fact only makes sense if you are a Mac shop and using Profile Manager to manage your OS X boxes. Otherwise, look at the many other solutions available that can also manage Android and WinMo in order to not lock yourself to a platform any more than necessary.

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