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Apple teams up with IBM to transform mobile enterprise




apple-logo-wwdc13Steve Jobs didn’t quite care for IBM back in the 1980s, but that means nothing today as both Apple and IBM have announced a new global partnership to “transform enterprise mobility”. According to a joint press release published just a few minutes ago, the companies claims that the new partnership aims to “redefine” the way businesses get work done, as well as address key challenges in the mobile enterprise category.

The centerpiece of the deal appears to be a new lineup of enterprise mobility applications powered by IBM’s “big data and analytics capabilities” coming soon to the iPhone and the iPad, as well as bringing IBM’s cloud services to the platform allowing for device management and security. Apple will also be beefing up their AppleCare service and support to meet “the needs of the enterprise.”

Apple’s CEO Tim Cook had the following to say about the news, “iPhone and iPad are the best mobile devices in the world and have transformed the way people work with over 98 percent of the Fortune 500 and over 92 percent of the Global 500 using iOS devices in their business today… for the first time ever we’re putting IBM’s renowned big data analytics at iOS users’ fingertips, which opens up a large market opportunity for Apple. This is a radical step for enterprise and something that only Apple and IBM can deliver.”

The two companies are calling all of this IBM MobileFirst for iOS solutions, and it will “totally transform how businesses and employees work using iPhone and iPad, allowing companies to achieve new levels of efficiency, effectiveness, and consumer satisfaction” – all according to the press release, of course.

No word yet when we’ll see all of this in action, however Apple does note in the press release that iOS 8 will improve enterprise support over previous releases of the software by “improving of the way users are informed of how their devices are configured, managed, or restricted, with expanded security management and productivity features.” iOS 8 was, of course, announced at Apple’s WWDC conference in San Francisco just a few short weeks ago.

We have published to Apple and IBM’s full press release after the break.

Source: Apple


Hey, it's April Fools!

IBM returns to the PC market




100_8027If you were old enough to remember 2006, you would have remembered the time when IBM sold its entire PC division over to Lenovo. To this day, Lenovo owns all the rights to their desktop lines and the ThinkPad lines. Today, that changes – IBM is returning to the PC market. And we have a glimpse into the future of IBM PCs, as we at Haverzine have managed to get one of the new prototype units.

The new range, codenamed “Personal System/2” is a line of desktops and all-in-ones designed to be some of the highest-performing PCs out there. What we have appears to be a very early prototype unit of the all-in-one system, so there’s plenty of room for design improvement which will be useful as the lines gets closer to shipping.

Enough rambling; let’s start tearing this thing open. Check after the break if you’d like to see more of this new PC.