“Apple and IBM have just made it possible for enterprise developers to create rock-solid apps for iOS using Swift,” Jonny Evans writes for Computerworld.

“Reaction to the news seems to have been fairly muted, but the news will have a big impact on enterprise users engaged in digital transformation projects,” Evans writes. “There is a growing tend in which enterprises will coalesce their efforts around iOS within heterogeneous platform strategies that extend to OS X.”

“IBM’s move to make Swift available as a server-side language on IBM Cloud is one of the bigger dividends,” Evans writes. “IBM calls the move a ‘key next step in IBM and Apple’s shared journey to help enterprises advance their mobile strategy with innovative app design, analytics, process transformation and integration required for a mobile first experience.'”

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MacDailyNews Take: The productivity increases with the enterprise moving away from Microsoft and toward Apple solutions will be dramatic.

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