Apple reveals significant Cisco collaboration to produce iOS “quick lane” for enterprise customers

Apple CEO Tim Cook & Cisco CEO John Chambers today

Apple CEO Tim Cook & & Cisco CEO John Chambers today

Apple has actually revealed a new collaboration with Cisco that will lead to a “fast lane” for enterprise consumers making use of iOS devices on Cisco’s networks and push iPhone and iPad into Cisco’s business environments. At a joint occasion today, Tim Cook reportedly said Apple is “all in on the enterprise” while calling the Cisco deal “the Holy Grail” of collaborations.

With Apple’s support, Cisco will provide experiences specifically optimized for iOS across mobile, cloud, and premises-based collaboration devices such as Cisco Glow, Cisco Telepresence and Cisco WebEx in order to deliver smooth team collaboration and transform the conference experience.

The Cisco collaboration contributes to Apple’s increasing effort at targeting company with iPhones and iPads. In 2013 Apple established a connection with IBM that has actually led to numerous dedicated enterprise apps for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Apple is also stated to be working with over 40 business to make the iPad a much better device for company.

As we’ve seen with the IBM MobileFirst collaboration, which started concentrated on creating business apps for iOS and creating AppleCare assistance for business consumers and has actually considering that significantly broadened, the Cisco announcement might potentially be the first of numerous comparable partnerships to come. Likewise like the IBM offer, Apple’s partnership with Cisco is a healthy precursor to the rumored iPad Pro, which is anticipated to be a hit among business users. Intriguing, Cisco originally backed Android in the tablet area with its own Cius company tablet years back, however ended the effort in favor of a BYOD program thanks mostly to the iPad’s success.

Apple CISCOCisco in-depth locations where the partnership will first target specifically:

Initially, our groups will concentrate on:

  • Delivering unequaled efficiency and end-to-end solutions on Cisco networks and iOS devices
  • Extending the Cisco Unified Communications experience to the iPhone
  • Transforming group collaboration with iOS experiences on Cisco Spark, Cisco TelePresence, and Cisco WebEx

Strategic collaborations and co-development are both essential pillars of Cisco’s innovation technique. This relationship highlights the value and ingenious consumer solutions that result when we do both.

Apple’s press release revealing the collaboration follows:

Apple and Cisco Partner to Provide Quick Lane for iOS Enterprise Users

CUPERTINO, California and SAN JOSE, California– August 31, 2015– Apple ® and Cisco today announced a partnership to produce a quick lane for iOS business users by enhancing Cisco networks for iOS devices and apps, integrating iPhone ® with Cisco business environments and supplying special partnership on iPhone and iPad ®.

“iOS is the world’s finest mobile platform, and almost every Fortune 500 and Global 500 company today has actually put iOS at the center of their mobile technique,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “iPhone and iPad have ended up being essential devices for the modern-day workforce and are changing the way work gets done. Together with Cisco, our company believe we can offer businesses the tools to make the most of the capacity of iOS and assist employees end up being much more productive utilizing the devices they currently love.”

“Ninety-five percent of business in the Fortune 500 count on Cisco Collaboration and Cisco networks to assist their groups be more productive,” said Cisco Executive Chairman John Chambers. “Through this engineering and go-to-market partnership, we’re offering our joint consumers the ability to flawlessly extend that outstanding Cisco environment to their favorite iOS devices. Together, we’re going to assist groups achieve greater levels of performance and effectiveness.”

To attend to the ever-increasing demands on business facilities, Cisco networks and iOS devices will be enhanced so that they work together more effectively and reliably with the goal of offering users with even greater performance.

Apple and Cisco are also collaborating to make iPhone an even better business collaboration device in Cisco voice and video environments, with the objective of offering employees with a smooth experience in between iPhone and their desk phone.

With Apple’s support, Cisco will deliver experiences specifically optimized for iOS across mobile, cloud, and premises-based collaboration devices such as Cisco Spark, Cisco Telepresence and Cisco WebEx in order to deliver smooth group collaboration and transform the conference experience.

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