IBM unveils services to deploy Macs at scale to the enterprise

Big Blue commercialises new MobileFirst managed mobility services

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By  Manda Banda Published  August 11, 2015

IBM has announced new cloud-based IT services to help clients quickly, easily and securely integrate Macs with their enterprise systems and applications.

This new offering from IBM MobileFirst managed mobility services is designed to help large enterprises incorporate Macs within their IT infrastructures, a rising requirement, as more clients adopt or allow the use of Macs by their employees.

Shipments of Macs are growing faster than the industry average, and the Mac has outgrown the PC industry every year for the last decade, an Apple spokesperson said.

According to Big Blue, these new mobility services for Mac are based on experience IBM gained through its internal Mac@IBM programme, with IBM deploying Macs to employees around the globe at speed and scale, in a highly secure enterprise environment.

With its partnership with Apple, this presented an opportunity for IBM to commercialise this offering using its own experience in enterprise deployment and the ability to scale to clients' specific needs.

The tech giant has also been providing these services on a custom basis for a variety of clients and with the growing interest in adopting Macs into the enterprise, IBM is now offering them as a standard services offering.

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