The Best of Apple and The Best of IBM in Let’s Make a Deal!

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Theme:–The Year of ‘Brandemonium’
Where Hopes & Dreams Become Real on Breakout Teams” (Old-School Flava)

Coming this fall to an Apple store near you.. MobileFirst by IBM. Years ago putting them together would be unheard of. Back then it was the battle of the PC versus the MAC. It might have even been “no love” for IBM from Steve Jobs. But now, the best of Apple and the best of IBM say let’s make a deal!

The recently announced partnership brings Apple’s mobile computing and IBM’s enterprise solutions in marriage. That’s like saying apps from IBM will run on iPhones. In addition, mobile devices from Apple will be sold by IBM to their corporate customer base. That’s an iWin for cloud services and iEnterprise.

Both CEOs are looking more to the future than the past. They see how market evolution is opening doors for new innovations. Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO describes the business collaboration as transforming enterprise. It’s also turning strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats into risk/reward conversion.

That’s Wall Street lingo for “money, money, money!“ Could there also be the aspect of “value, value, value” for Main Street? What happens in corporate can be scaled for the “mom & pop” market. Plus, this partnership is a lesson in “enterprise refresh” for reinventing a stalled career or giving a business new life.

The deal brings two mega businesses together to serve an emerging solution. Putting egos aside, the CEOs started something that’s likely to be watched by others like Google and Microsoft. It’s said that nothing from nothing leaves nothing. But the magic of enterprise starts with a passion for something.

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Theme:–The Year of ‘Brandemonium’
Where Hopes & Dreams Become Real on Breakout Teams” (New-School Flava)

Extra, extra, coming this fall. IBM in Apple stores at your beckon call. MobileFirst by IBM is the new hook-up. Might leave others feeling shook-up. PC and MAC as one unheard-of in years past. But this looks like something that will last. No love at first sight, let’s keep it real. Apple and IBM say let’s make a deal.

Apple mobile and IBM enterprise in a fling. A partnership together like a marriage ring. Apps from IBM running on iPhone. Puts corporate customers in the tech zone. Apple to sell IBM devices in-store. IBM to market iTunes and even more. That’s an iWin for the service cloud. Sure to make folks iEnterprise proud.

CEOs looking to future ahead. Not stuck in their current bread. Seeing market evolution in opening doors. With new innovations from ground floors. Apple’s head guy says collab to transform. Biz enterprise value from the norm. Strengths, weaknesses opportunities, threats. Risk/reward uptick into heights unseen yet.

That’s Wall Street lingo for big money, money, money. Putting bucks in the bag like nuts and honey. Could there be value for the Main Street hop? Things can be scaled for the local “mom & pop.” A lesson in “enterprise refresh” for stalled careers. Or for giving a business new life in the coming years.

Deal puts two mega shops in fusion. To serve an emerging biz solution. With egos aside, this bond is likely to be watched. By Google and Microsoft before similarly being hatched. They say nothing from nothing leaves nothing.  But the magic of enterprise starts with a passion for something.

Tip: The magic of enterprise is not just thinking big but also starting small with a passion for something.

Talkback: If you had to put two former business rivals together, who would they be?

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