Apple and IBM have joined forces to bring Big Blue’s core competencies in big data and analytics to Apple’s iPhone and iPad. The exclusive agreement will result in a new class of more than 100 industry-specific enterprise solutions, including native apps developed from the ground up for banking, healthcare, insurance and other markets.

IBM MobileFirst for iOS Solutions, the name for the partners’ products, for vertical businesses will become available starting this fall and into 2015, the companies said. The apps will be developed exclusively for iPhone and iPad and feature IBM cloud services optimized for iOS, including device management, security, analytics and mobile integration.

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