Five months after Apple Inc. (AAPL)’s partnership with International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) was announced, the companies are unveiling the initial fruits of the deal: 10 applications made for governments and businesses.
The apps, including tools that can help pilots better utilize fuel or give cable repairmen more useful analytical data in the field, are the first big test of the accord between the one-time rivals. The programs aim to marry IBM’s analytical data and back-office abilities with Apple’s experience designing user interfaces along with the mobility of its iPads and iPhones.
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