In a move set to raise eyebrows within Microsoft, IBM and Apple have recently announced that they are to embark on a new business relationship aimed at empowering IBMs clients with cloud based apps.
Up to 100 business-centric apps could be created for iOS. IBM and Apple have struck a deal that will see IBM cloud services optimised for use on iPhones and iPads. The collaboration will also see IBM sell iPhones and iPads to its customers. These devices will come pre-loaded with “industry-specific” apps for IBM clients.