IBM pulls Apple Macs into the cloud

Mac screenshotIBM said it has introduced a new set of services to help its customers securely integrate Apple Macs into enterprise systems and give access to applications.

Its offering from its Mobility Services decision comes as Macs are becoming more popular. IBM said shipments of Apple machines are growing faster than the industry average with the MC outgrowing the PC every year for the last decade, whatever outgrowing means.

Certainly Mac has significantly grown its market share against Windows based machines.

IBM has already started rolling out Macs to employees across the world at speed and at some scale in what it claims is a highly secure enterprise.

Because Apple and IBM struck a deal earlier this year, IBM decided to commercialise its own experience in deploying Macs.

The integrated services come using the cloud to provide software-as-a-service (SaaS). Other services offered includes the Capser Suite from JAMF Software. Existing IBM offerings for Apple include services for IOS devices such as the iPad and the iPhone.