IBM, Apple opened first development hub in Bengaluru

IBM launches a new global development hub on Thursday at Manyata Tech Park, Bengaluru. It is one among centres of the network in Cupertino, Atlanta, Toronto and Chicago. The hub mainly aims to help the clients in India complete digital mobility process much sooner on Apple’s iOS platform. IBM is also planning to launch satellite centres in many other countries including China, Romania and Brazil.

Working with the present design locations in Cupertino, Atlanta, Toronto and Chicago, this new hub will perform duty as a global development hub for iOS.  Earlier in 2014, IBM has collaborated with Apple bringing IBM’s big data and analytics to Apple devices, and to transform enterprise mobility through a new class of made for business apps. IBM announced a new offering for the clients who are looking to invest in digital transformation projects which include more than three iOS apps over a multi-year period.

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“With each IBM MobileFirst for iOS client’s success, we see the conversation shifting from wanting a single app to cultivating a broader business transformation led by mobile,” said Mahmoud Naghshineh, General Manager, Apple partnership, IBM. “We already have started in China. For sure, we want to be close to our clients in Latin America. In Europe, we already have many clients and want to build garage capability there. You definitely want to see us covering the world map,” he added.

Till now, IBM developed more than 100 apps across 15 industries and processed nearly 2000 client engagements. The hub will expand the development, design and delivery skills improved from IBM’s partnership.

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