Apple and Cisco have come together to accelerate iOS usage amongst business users. The latter will optimise its network and integrate its enterprise environment into iOS devices and apps to create a fast lane for iOS (iPhone and iPad) business users.
With Apple’s support, the company will deliver experiences specially optimised for iOS across mobile, cloud, and premises-based collaboration tools such as Cisco Spark, Cisco Telepresence and Cisco WebEx in order to deliver seamless team collaboration and reinvent the meeting experience.
“iOS is the world’s best mobile platform, and nearly every Fortune 500 and Global 500 company today has put iOS at the center of their mobile strategy,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “iPhone and iPad have become essential tools for the modern workforce and are changing the way work gets done. Together, we believe we can give businesses the tools to maximise the potential of iOS and help employees become even more productive using the devices they already love.”
“Ninety-five percent of companies in the Fortune 500 count on Cisco Collaboration and our networks to help their teams be more productive,” said Cisco Executive Chairman, John Chambers.
“Through this engineering and go-to-market partnership, we’re offering our joint customers the ability to seamlessly extend an awesome environment to their favourite iOS devices. Together, we’re going to help teams achieve higher levels of productivity and effectiveness,” he added.
Cisco networks and iOS devices will be optimised so that they work together more efficiently and reliably with the goal of providing users with even greater performance.
The two companies are also working together to make iPhone an even better business collaboration tool in voice and video environments, with the goal of providing employees with a seamless experience between iPhone and their desk phone.