“Apple owns the mobile enterprise. That dominance means enterprise developers are building solutions that make iOS even more essential, including BroadSoft’s latest unified communications solution, UC-One,” Jonny Evans writes for Computerworld. “In a new twist, UC-One works with Apple’s iBeacon devices to enable more precise identification of an individual’s location within a work environment (office, conference or meeting room, for example), enabling employees to select the most efficient ways to communicate.”
“The iBeacon integration is interesting. You see, the implications of the ability to sense where employees are in a place of work go beyond simple messaging. They also replace existing systems that drive warehousing and other forms of mass deployed stock control,” Evans writes. “You can’t underestimate the potential for Apple’s wearables in conjunction with iBeacons and solutions such as those from BroadSoft to accelerate Apple’s place in the enterprise.”
“Good Technology’s Mobility Index report issued in August, puts new iOS device activations in the enterprise at 67 percent,” Evans writes. “Growing support for Apple solutions within overall enterprise IT strategy means the Apple-supporting ecosystem is also continuing to grow… Apple’s growing success puts the fate of other mobile platforms into question, particularly in mobile: ‘Companies need to seriously ask the question of how much extra expense it is worth to them to support other operating systems in addition to iOS,’ said Cortado CEO, Carsten Mkeleit last week.”
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