Apple – IBM

27 12 2015

In 2014 Apple and IBM announced an exclusive partnership aiming to redefine the way work will get done, address key industry mobility challenges and spark true mobile-led business change – grounded in four core capabilities:

(1) a new class of more than 100 industry-specific enterprise solutions including native apps, developed exclusively from the ground up, for iPhone and iPad

(2) unique IBM cloud services optimized for iOS, including device management, security, analytics and mobile integration

(3) new AppleCare service and support offering tailored to the needs of the enterprise

(4) new packaged offerings from IBM for device activation, supply and management.

IBM’s Big Data and Analytics capabilities, with the power of more than 100,000 IBM industry and domain consultants and software developers behind it, fused with Apple’s legendary consumer experience, hardware and software integration and developer platform.
The combination will create apps that can transform specific aspects of how businesses and employees work using iPhone and iPad, allowing companies to achieve new levels of efficiency, effectiveness and customer satisfaction – faster and easier than ever before.

As part of the exclusive IBM MobileFirst for iOS agreement, IBM will also sell iPhones and iPads with the industry-specific solutions to business clients worldwide.

“iPhone and iPad are the best mobile devices in the world and have transformed the way people work with over 98 percent of the Fortune 500 and over 92 percent of the Global 500 using iOS devices in their business today”, said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “For the first time ever we’re putting IBM’s renowned big data analytics at iOS users’ fingertips, which opens up a large market opportunity for Apple. This is a radical step for enterprise and something that only Apple and IBM can deliver.”

(Source: Apple Info)



  

My concept map, summarizing some facts of the partnership, was created with the app INSPIRATION. See an app review here

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The new Porsche 911

20 12 2015

The new 911 only has Apple Car Play because Google is Nicht Gut.

So much for “Do No Evil.” There’s no technological reason the 991/2 doesn’t have Android Auto playing through its massively upgraded PCM system.

But there is an ethical one.

As part of the agreement an automaker would have to enter with Google, certain pieces of data must be collected and mailed back to Mountain View, California. Stuff like vehicle speed, throttle position, coolant and oil temp, engine revs – basically Google wants a complete OBD2 dump whenever someone activates Android Auto.

Not kosher, says Porsche.

Obviously, this is “off the record,” but Porsche feels info like that is the secret sauce that makes its cars special. Moreover, giving such data to a multi-billion dollar corporation that’s actively building a car, well, that ain’t good, either. Apple, by way of stark contrast, only wants to know if the car is moving while Apple Play is in use. Makes you wonder about all the other OEMs who have agreed to Google’s requests/demands, no?

(motortrend com)

  
Dire straits for companies whose business model is based on selling customer data, especially in Europe. Google damaged their reputation with collecting data extensively. People don’t trust this data kraken any longer.

Thankfully Apple just sells exciting products.

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I want you(r data)!

13 12 2015

Good news for customers of the “iPhone company” …

Apple earns five stars in this year’s Who Has Your Back report. This is Apple’s fifth year in the report, and it has adopted every best practice we’ve identified as part of this report. We commend Apple for its strong stance regarding user rights, transparency, and privacy.

(Who has your back? report, EFF 2015)

  


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Always keep in mind this saying of George Orwell …

If you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself.


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