The new partnership between Apple and Cisco announced on Monday will enable enterprises to give their most important iOS apps priority and route voice calls over their own networks. The agreement shows that mobile devices and apps are replacing traditional IT in many enterprises. Cisco says that about 30% of voice calls in business today are mobile. Cisco and Apple want to combine mobile and traditional enterprise technologies to help people work better in the enterprises. But they’re not saying when that vision’s going to help the enterprises.
This kind of integration hasn’t been possible before, he said. Users can better count on good connections over a private network than on a typical cellular network, too, he said, though the companies also plan to bring benefits to carrier networks. There are at least a couple of ways Cisco says the partners can boost mobile performance for iOS devices in the workplace. For one thing, they will be able to prioritize data traffic by application.