Report: Unisys to push Apple products into businesses, government agencies
Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) has made a deal with Unisys to help it sell more Apple products to businesses and U.S. government agencies.
According to a report in Bloomberg, the deal calls for Unisys to provide maintenance and other services to companies and government agencies that buy Apple devices. The move comes as Apple gains more inroads into the enterprise mobility space thanks to employees bringing in their personal smartphones into the workplace for both personal and work use.
Apple said last week that the iPhone is being deployed or tested by 80 percent of Fortune 500 companies and the iPad is being used or tested by 65 percent of Fortune 100 companies. Unisys is expected to help make sure that Apple products work well with an enterprise's existing computers and systems.
Prior to the deal, which Apple isn't commenting on, Unisys had already started creating iPhone applications for government clients.
Apple's move follows news that both it and AT&T are spending more resources on targeting corporations.
- see this Bloomberg article
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