Apple and Cisco are partnering to create a ‘fast lane’ for iOS business users by optimising Cisco networks for iOS devices and apps.
The partnership will see iPhone integration with Cisco enterprise environments and provide unique collaboration on iPhone and iPad.
“iOS is the world’s best mobile platform, and nearly every Fortune 500 and Global 500 company today has put iOS at the center of their mobile strategy,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO.
“iPhone and iPad have become essential tools for the modern workforce and are changing the way work gets done. Together with Cisco, we believe we can give businesses the tools to maximise the potential of iOS and help employees become even more productive using the devices they already love.”
Cisco executive chairman, John Chambers, added: “Ninety-five percent of companies in the Fortune 500 count on Cisco Collaboration and Cisco networks to help their teams be more productive.
"Through this engineering and go-to-market partnership, we’re offering our joint customers the ability to seamlessly extend that awesome Cisco environment to their favourite iOS devices. Together, we’re going to help teams achieve higher levels of productivity and effectiveness.”
To address the ever-increasing demands on corporate infrastructure, Cisco networks and iOS devices will be optimised so that they work together more efficiently and reliably with the goal of providing users with even greater performance.
Apple and Cisco are also working together to make iPhone an even better business collaboration tool in Cisco voice and video environments, with the goal of providing employees with a seamless experience between iPhone and their desk phone.
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