Apple and Cisco

This blog is for Gary and Dan. The rest of you are excused…..

Ok you two…. what in the world is this about?

I am going to have to dig a little deeper to get why this matters or what it means for the future.

Apple and Cisco are also working together to make iPhone an even better business collaboration tool in Cisco voice and video environments, with the goal of providing employees with a seamless experience between iPhone and their desk phone.

With Apple’s support, Cisco will deliver experiences specially optimized for iOS across mobile, cloud, and premises-based collaboration tools such as Cisco Spark, Cisco Telepresence and Cisco WebEx in order to deliver seamless team collaboration and reinvent the meeting experience.

This bit I kinda get. Seamless transition from iPhone to deskphone to PC (Mac) while on a FaceTime call.
Cute, but hardly groundbreaking. Sounds like they have Skype (and thus Microsoft) in their crosshairs on that one.

Cisco is empowering countries, cities, industries and businesses around the globe to move faster in order to keep pace with digital transformation and the move to the Internet of Everything (IoE).

Is this what Apple is really after? A byte of the IoE apple?

I am lost on this one.

Sub Note. The press is trying to link last years Apple -> IBM mashup with this Ciso thing….

I still am lost.