IBM announces MobileFirst and partnership with AT&T
News sources are reporting the new announcement of IBM MobileFirst solutions portfolio. This is big because, unlike other players in this market, IBM is the leader in remaining device agnostic in the BYOD (bring your own device) business world. Mobile technology is blurring the lines between consumer and business tools. There is no doubt in my mind as I watch my 13-year-old daughter do 90% of her computer-related activities on her smartphone that this is the destiny of technology. It is promising to see IBM extending their mobile architecture further. They are already experts at cloud services, analytics, social business, and application development. It only makes sense they would be expanding their mobile initiative to meet the needs of business.
As they are partnered with AT&T, this news is very relevant to the Seattle area which is home to much of the AT&T Wireless services (Redmond and Bothell).
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