IBM and Apple are best buds these days.
In fact, IBM just announced that the company has delivered more than 100 IBM MobileFirst for iOS apps, as part of its partnership with Apple, to transform work across 14 industries and 65 individual professions.
The sectors include everything from wealth advisors to flight attendants, first responders, nurses, and retail buyers.
“Additionally, the companies are expanding the portfolio to new markets including consumer products, automotive, aging, and chemicals and petroleum,” according to IBM.
The apps integrate IBM’s big data and analytics capabilities with Apple’s legendary consumer experience to help companies achieve new levels of efficiency, effectiveness and customer satisfaction — faster and easier than ever before, according to IBM.
Current clients include Air Canada, AXA, Coca-Cola, Amatil, Japan Post, and Vodafone Netherlands — among the first to choose IBM MobileFirst for iOS apps designed for iPads and iPhones.
“We see the transformation of our customers’ experience as a strategic differentiator for our insurance and financial advice business,” said Nicolas Moreau, Chairman and CEO of AXA, member of the AXA Management Committee.
“We’re going to combine the sleek experience of an Apple Genius Bar with the expertise of our advisors to not only give our customers the experience they want, but an experience that dramatically exceeds their expectations,” Moreau added.