The Wall Street Journal is reporting this morning that Apple and Cisco are teaming up on an enterprise venture. Cisco’s networking gear is some of the most widely used networking equipment in the world and Apple wants to make its iOS devices work better with Cisco’s gear. Earlier this year Google announced a similar enterprise relationship with BlackBerry. The two will be working to make Android more secure for enterprise users. The Apple and Cisco partnership is aimed at making Cisco software work more seamlessly with iOS and iOS devices. This will help enterprise users be more effective in their jobs and perhaps pick up more Apple customers on the way.
Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook and Cisco Chairman John Chambers said their firms spent 10 months working on collaboration, which they outlined to thousands of Cisco sales representatives Monday at a gathering in Las Vegas.
“It became clear to me that partnering with Cisco would yield the results that would enable us to transform work,” Mr. Cook said in an interview.
Since BlackBerry’s departure from enterprise there has been no real clear leader in mobile enterprise. The market is wide open for Google, Apple or Microsoft to take a hold of and these are the first steps into that battlefield.
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