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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

IBM and Apple Partnership and the IOT

In CWorld:  An angle that I had not considered, but the connection makes sense.  It also strengthens the connection to enterprise sources of big data.

The partnership announced last week isn't just about selling more iPhones. It's part of a big push into the Internet of Things.

The deal between Apple and IBM isn't just about selling iPhones to the enterprise -- it creates a foundation from which both can build their presence in the evolution of the Internet of Things.

The deal puts the world's leading consumer tech company together with one of the world's leading infrastructure tech firms. Apple and IBM will deliver enterprise-class apps developed to make IBM's data-crunching tools accessible on Apple's devices. Big data is at the center of the plan. ... "  

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