“Apple and Cisco have revealed a key partnership that promises to unleash forces enterprises seek as they engage with digital transformation – use of the world’s most popular enterprise devices, optimized for use on key global networks and backed-up with the kind of analytical chops you can expect through Apple’s other deal with IBM,” Jonny Evans writes for Computerworld.

“The big news here is that Cisco networks and iOS devices will be optimized to work together ‘more efficiently and reliably,'” Evans writes. “That’s so important when you consider how essential Cisco is to networks across the planet with a huge presence in unified communications, SDN, the data center and wireless infrastructure.”

“Put it all together and it seems likely that over the next 18-24-months Apple won’t just be in the enterprise, it will be inside the enterprise network,” Evans writes. “That opens interesting opportunities in network intelligence in combination with artificial intelligence, with implications across the future connected planet.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Apple is building a foundation upon which they can build into the enterprise and, from there, branch out into new areas and new markets that can transform the world for the better!

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