“IBM and Amica, the oldest US mutual automobile insurer, are this morning announcing a new Apple + IBM plan in which iPads and iPhones will be used to handle insurance claims,” Jonny Evan reports for Computerworld.

“The insurer is to use the IBM MobileFirst for iOS Claims Adjust app, one of over 100 industry-specific iOS apps Apple and IBM have developed together over the last two years,” Evan reports. “I spoke with Mahmoud Nagshineh, general manager, Apple partnership, IBM and Adam Kostecki, claims officer in Amica’s claims executive department to learn a little more.”

“‘Nearly two years ago, we partnered with Apple to change how people work. Today, with clients like Amica, that’s exactly what’s happening,’ said IBM’s Nagshineh,” Evan reports. “What does this mean for Apple? On the surface it would be easy to ignore Apple’s place in this, but doing so would be a mistake. Not only is the company putting solid investment into building out its enterprise offer by working in key partnerships, such as with IBM; but it is also consolidating its existing status as the most widely deployed mobile platform among enterprise users.”

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