Despite setting records with its most recent quarterly results, Apple continues to see its iPad sales slide. Apple is betting that its alliance with IBM will spur iPad adoption in the enterprise and revive iPad sales.
Apple's Swift programming language, a key to the mobile apps being built by Apple and IBM for the enterprise, has achieved "remarkable" growth in popularity among app developers since being introduced last year, according to a report by analyst firm RedMonk.
Pushed by the accelerating move to mobility, enterprises are expected to dedicate more time, effort and money to custom mobile applications in 2015.
Certainly, the IBM-Apple enterprise mobility alliance will help corporate adoption of the iPad. But the alliance could also help the adoption of wearables in the enterprise, argues Valentine Matula with Avaya.
Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Wednesday, Dec. 10, including Apple and IBM unveiling first 10 mobile apps for the enterprise, Canvas receiving $9 million to develop enterprise mobile app platform, inconspicuous wearables by 2017, the convergence of mobile and wireline seen in network managed services and the iPhone 6's contribution to the smartphone market in the third quarter.
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As iPads sales slow in the consumer market, Apple is accelerating its effort to market iPads to the enterprise market. But Cupertino still faces a number of hurdles in getting iPads into the enterprise
IBM's new enterprise email solution Verse, which combines cloud, analytics, social and security technology, could be the next big thing for mobile workers.
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