The two companies made waves in July 2014 by making a deal in which IBM became a glorified value-added reseller of Apple devices, selling iPhones and iPads loaded with custom IBM apps to the enterprise. IBM has developed and delivered 100 different enterprise apps for iOS devices since then. Now, experts wonder what will come next from this partnership.
It is possible that IBM could present a roadmap for its future with Apple. It is more probable, however, that IBM will only tease its plans, and that Apple will announce more specific details at its press event in March, said Jack Narcotta, industry analyst at Technology Business Research in Hampton, N.H. At InterConnect, IBM will likely show off the iOS apps it has developed so far and how they have worked for major customers, he said.
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