Apple and IBM recently collaborated to create many business-friendly MobileFirst iOS apps and AppleCare apps for enterprise users. Although the collaboration has been successful, Apple still has big plans for the enterprise market.
Apple and IBM have been long-standing corporate partners. Cisco is joining forces with Apple to offer business clients a ‘fast lane experience’ on the iOS operating systems. Cisco will increase the efficiency, seamlessness and reliability of its network for iPhones/iPads and the apps that run on them through the agreement.
What does this mean for enterprises?
Businesses are reinventing their operations, streamlining their processes, improving service quality, and increasing employee performance. IT is responsible for increasing productivity and decreasing costs. Cisco and Apple have partnered to create new technologies that make it easier for iOS devices to be integrated into a company’s security policy.
Each innovation serves to protect the user. It allows companies to gain insights into their network of iOS device, giving them more control over threats from dangerous sites and strengthening the confidentiality of inquiries about web addresses.
How will this partnership increase productivity for enterprise users?
1. Safeguarding enterprise mobile users
Apple and Cisco have teamed up to increase iOS usage creatively, while also removing any bottlenecks in privacy and auditing. One outcome of this collaboration is the Cisco Security Connector, which can be launched on monitored iOS device via a mobile device manager solution. It provides enterprises with a clear view of what’s going on on company-owned mobile devices, and secures users wherever they go.
2. Collaboration that is seamless and intuitive
Collaboration between teams across different locations is essential in order to manage increasing business complexity. Mobile workforce requires efficient, high-quality solutions that combine multiple communication channels and address real business issues. This collaboration allows you to attend Cisco meetings directly via an iOS notification. With a single swipe, you can join meetings directly from your iOS device’s Calendar Alerts.
3. Screen sharing with iOS
Your iOS screen can now be displayed during a conference for all to see. You can connect to any network in just a few clicks
4. Native calling experience for iOS
Cisco’s calling capabilities have been fully integrated with iOS, which allows for a natural business call experience. This feature will allow you to make work calls from your lock screen. It is now easier to make outgoing business calls. To make calls, you can use your phone’s contact list, recent, favorites or Siri.
5. Enhance the performance of your network
Cisco and Apple have collaborated to bring you the following network upgrades.
Cisco Wi-Fi optimization allows iOS devices like the iPhone and iPad to quickly establish a handshake connection to Cisco access points. You will experience a lower latency, fewer lost connections and better app experience when you travel. Cisco access point technology allows iOS devices to automatically activate features that increase wireless connection quality.
Cisco Wi-Fi analytics on iOS
Cisco Digital Network Architecture (CiscoDNA) Wi-Fi assurance, analytics, and extensive Apple iOS telemetry data allow the IT department evaluate the iPhone’s and iPad user experience when connected to a Cisco Wi Fi network.
Connectivity issues are rarely caused by network problems. Cisco Wi-Fi Analyzer iOS allows you to examine how iPhones or iPads view your network, the level of achievement, and the reason for the device’s disappearance. You can troubleshoot quickly and comprehensively with the help of Cisco’s DNA Center verification and extensive tracking data from iOS 11.
Collaboration between Apple and Cisco focuses on business apps. It is possible to easily manage service quality settings so that important iOS and macOS apps have the necessary connectivity and users have consistent experiences. Fast Lane is a connection between iOS devices to the Cisco network. This simplifies complicated QoS setups and allows IT resources to be used for other activities.
You can also prioritize apps that are essential to your business, improve user response times, increase users’ access and take immediate actions.
Enterprise mobility is a technological trend that has been unstoppable and which most businesses must embrace in order to increase productivity and attract top talent. To ensure that mobile workers are available, it is important to plan ahead.