IBM Expands MobileFirst for iOS Portfolio With Three New Apps

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IBM on Monday announced the expansion of its MobileFirst for iOS portfolio with three new enterprise apps for the banking and financial services, airline and retail industries. The new made-for-business apps available for customization and deployment in the enterprise today include Passenger Care for travel agents, Dynamic Buy for retail buyers and Advisor Alerts for financial professionals.
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“Apple and IBM are the only companies that could partner to develop a new category of made-for-business apps that is truly transforming how works gets done,” said Fred Balboni, IBM General Manager, IBM and Apple partnership. “We set out to transform how millions of workers consume, process and use information when they are outside the four walls of the office. Our goal is to boost the performance of every enterprise by making all its data and processes available to any employee with an iOS device – anytime, anywhere.”

Apple and IBM announced an enterprise partnership last summer and released the first ten apps in the MobileFirst for iOS suite in December. MobileFirst for iOS apps are designed specifically for iPhone and iPad in a secure environment, and can easily be deployed, managed and upgraded through IBM cloud services. The other apps cover insurance, telecommunications, energy and utilities for governments and airlines.

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71 months ago
I'm hoping this endeavor is a success. It could revolutionize so many more industries than the iPad already has. I wish there were more coverage, stories, etc.

MacRumors - I hope you run a story where you interview some enterprise users of the IBM apps and ask them what kind of experiences they've had.
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71 months ago
I wonder how well this program is going. Since it's enterprise, there's less coverage than consumer programs.
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71 months ago
I know that with Enterprises, there is a lot of lead time for deployment. There is testing, integration, and customization that goes on before deploying. Given these factors, I assume that the number of deployments since the first announcement in December is still low. However, I am curious if there are any stats on adoption and deployments. Can anyone out there provide some insight?
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