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Drew Conry-Murray
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7/16/2014 | 2:28:06 PM
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It's pretty amazing how Apple was an afterthought in the enterprise market (there was always a small pocket, but almost nothing compared to Windows). With the iPhone and tablets, Apple made its way into the business by the back door. Now this partnership lets Apple walk through the front door.
Charlie Babcock
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7/16/2014 | 2:10:35 PM
Can business developers deliver apps with consumer moxie?
I agree with Lorna. One wild card is business-oriented davelopers' ability to deliver applications with the same moxie that Apple consumers are accustomed to. The other is users' willingness to cross the divide between personal and business and add business apps to their iPhone, iPads. If there is clear business value, chances are, desire to continue using a familiar and friendly device will carry the day.
Somedude8
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7/16/2014 | 2:03:09 PM
Oh my
Dogs and cats, living in sin...

This could be scarier than the Stay Puft marshmallow man.
Gary_EL
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7/16/2014 | 2:00:49 PM
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The world has just become a much smaller place.
Brian.Dean
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7/16/2014 | 1:18:04 PM
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The Google-Samsung combo has competed well against Apple in the consumer mobile market, the mobile market can still grow and it will, as hardware prices decrease. But, the enterprise mobile market is a bigger and better prize, if Apple and IBM can enter this space then I feel, the world could have a new Cloud revolution. If not, Apple will just say "IBM was always a force for evil, now Apple is no more".   
Lorna Garey
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7/16/2014 | 11:25:44 AM
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Exactly -- this deal takes aim well and squarely at Microsoft. I see two wild cards: developers and user willingness to install these apps on personal devices.

Can iOS deveopers make this pivot to business focus and resist bloat? Plus, if your phone has X storage and you've filled 75% of it with personal apps, what goes?
Shane M. O'Neill
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7/16/2014 | 10:52:37 AM
WWSJD
Well, this is ironic after the many terrible things Steve Jobs said about IBM ("They are a force for evil"). But I can see how these opposites need each other. I think even prickly Jobs would have seen the business opportunity here.
Laurianne
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7/16/2014 | 9:39:06 AM
Zowie
And one more thing: Microsoft's Partner Conference keynote is today. Ginni and Tim just stole Satya's spotlight.
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