The first IBM MobileFirst for iOS applications include:
•Plan Flight (Travel and Transportation) addresses the major expense of all airlines—fuel—permitting pilots to view flight schedules, flight plans, and crew manifests ahead of time, report issues in-flight to ground crews, and make more informed decisions about discretionary fuel.
•Passenger+ (Travel and Transportation) empowers flight crews to offer an unmatched level of personalized services to passengers in-flight—including special offers, re-booking, and baggage information.
Advise & Grow (Banking and Financial Markets) puts bankers on premise with their small business clients, with secure authorization to access client profiles and competitive analyses, gather analytics-driven insights to make personalized recommendations, and complete secure transactions.
•Trusted Advice (Banking and Financial Markets) allows advisors to access and manage client portfolios, gain insight from powerful predictive analytics—in the client's kitchen or at the local coffee shop, rather than the advisor's office—with full ability to test recommendations with sophisticated modeling tools all the way to complete, secure transactions.
•Retention (Insurance) empowers agents with access to customers' profiles and history, including an analytics-driven retention risk score as well as smart alerts, reminders, and recommendations on next best steps and facilitation of key transactions like collection of e-signatures and premiums.
•Case Advice (Government) addresses the issue of workload and support among caseworkers who are making critical decisions, one family or situation at a time, on the go. The solution adjusts case priorities based on real-time analytics-driven insights, and assesses risk based on predictive analysis.
•Incident Aware (Government) converts an iPhone into a vital crime prevention asset, presenting law enforcement officers with real-time access to maps and video-feeds of incident locations; information about v
IBM & Apple reveal first iOS apps in enterprise partnership, including travel, telecom, retail & government
By AppleInsider Staff
Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 05:45 am PT (08:45 am ET)
Apple and IBM on Wednesday unveiled a wide range of "MobileFirst" applications targeted toward businesses, representing the first results of the enterprise-focused partnership between both companies.
IBM MobileFirst for iOS solutions are now available to enterprise customers in banking, retail, insurance, financial services, and telecommunications for governments and airlines. The products are the result of what IBM and Apple are calling an "unprecedented collaboration" between the two tech titans.
In addition, IBM has announced that clients for its MobileFirst for iOS solutions include Citi, Air Canada, Sprint, and Banorte.
"What we're delivering aims directly at the new quest of business—smart technologies that unlock new value at the intersection of big data and individual engagement," said Bridget van Kralingen, senior vice president, IBM Global Business Services. "Our collaboration combines IBM's industry expertise and unmatched position in enterprise computing, with Apple's legendary user experience and excellence in product design to lift the performance of a new generation of business professionals."IBM's apps are built exclusively for iPhone and iPad, and are delivered in a secure environment, embedded with analytics and linked to core enterprise processes. The apps can be customized for any organization and easily deployed, managed and upgraded via cloud services, IBM and Apple said."This is a big step for iPhone and iPad in the enterprise, and we can't wait to see the exciting new ways organizations will put iOS devices to work," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. "The business world has gone mobile, and Apple and IBM are bringing together the world's best technology with the smartest data and analytics to help busin
Google's Nexus 6 abandoned fingerprint sensor after failed attempt to catch up with Apple's Touch ID
By Daniel Eran Dilger
Tuesday, December 09, 2014, 10:06 pm PT (01:06 am ET)
The Google-branded, Motorola-built Nexus 6 attempted to incorporate a fingerprint sensor like Apple's Touch ID which debuted on last year's iPhone 5s. However, the feature was abandoned shortly before the phone's introduction. A report by Ars Technica noted that jumbo sized 6 inch Nexus 6 (code name "Shamu") was first rumored to include a fingerprint sensor in July. By late August, Google's Android source had removed "fingerprint support," with references to Synaptics, the touchscreen maker that acquired fingerprint sensor maker Validity Sensors shortly after Apple began selling iPhone 5s with Touch ID. Samsung uses Synaptic's Validity sensors in its Galaxy S5 and Note 4 products, but their sensors require users to swipe their fingers over the sensor at a fixed rate, or the scan will fail. Ed Baig of USA Today wrote that Samsung's "fingerprint scanner doesn't work as well as the similar feature Apple has on the iPhone 5s."Google and Motorola appear to have both been using the same sensor vendor, and also the same style of sensor; the code commits reference methods named "FINGERPRINT_ACQUIRED_TOO_SLOW," which Ars said "suggest it supported a 'swipe' style fingerprint reader, which, unlike Apple's stationary fingerprint reader, requires the finger to be moved across a sensor at the right speed."
The site added that "the hardware on the Nexus 6 was going to be a launch point for a whole fingerprint API in Android," and that Android 5.0 Lollipop code comments referenced "a service to manage multiple clients that want to access the fingerprint HAL API," implying a Hardware Abstraction Layer architecture for enabling multiple apps to work with any available sensor that might appear on an Android device.
Worthless bums that has no work paid idiots to write and spew garbage. While a smart and rich investor like Birini says that if could chose one stock to own next year it is aapl. Aapl and smart investors are buying idiots rushing out because of another saying something bad about aapl. So go to he"ll bashers
With 0 credibility. While we got 50 others who say buy a 2 smart people like Icahn and Birini who could care less about the b***s this guy spew every week
No suprise. Major money are supporting this negative mood. If it a spew from Doug Kass for yahoo that is a headline, but when Birini says one stock in the world to hold for him it's aapl. Nothing no headline no video link. This is a hate campaign against aapl and yahoo or every other news agency is happy to take their money to hide any good news about aapl from the retailer. If it was another spew from a basher you would see a link
He is smarter investor than the non relavent Doug Kass
B....s he did not. Every analyst was downgrading aapl then. He called for aapl being stuck this year to more than 525$ was he right? Just answer this before you spew your daily garbage
cause Doug said he was short? Just don't understand this weakness at all. I understand profit taking and consolidation but the 5% drop and on what a 10 upgrades of 135-to 150$ with no sign of an iPhone at the stores with 6+ blockbuster demand of higher memory with more to ASP more to the margins more to the bottom line.
2 dead wrong calling themselves analysts that have been dead wrong for 3 years and yet idiots prefer to listen to their stupidity and not to the other 50 who are 135-150$ targets. Doug Kass that AAPl has peaked 2 years ago and than came a peak after a peak after a peak AAPL cant even meat demand and that guy spew something
b***s he called for AAPl to be 525$ this year and didn't see any move much higher take that to bank mr and follow Doug and lose he his a no analyst he got AAPl wrong for so many year now that I wonder he was let to keep his job
Apple price target raised to $135 from $120 at Citigroup
Citigroup raised its earnings estimates for Apple after its field work indicated consumers are increasingly buying the higher memory iPhone 6 and 6+. Citi expects purchasing trends towards higher memory devices to drive stronger sales and margins. It believes consensus estimates are yet to factor in this development. The firm raised its price target for Apple shares to $135 from $120 and keeps a Buy rating on the name. Shares of phone maker closed Friday down 49c to $115.
If people are basing their strategy according to Doug Kass than they are a bunch of IDIOTS. See Aevery prediction that this guy made this year and see what prediction he nailed- let me help you ALMOST NONE Carl Icahn his much smarter than this dude
this guy also predicted AAPL will not be much higher than 525$ , well we saw what a pathetic prediction it was, and he gets to keep his job? A pro? please his predictions are worthless.