Your guide to using iCloud in business

A growing number of companies are using iCloud -- Apple’s storage and syncing suite for Mac and iOS. Here's how to take advantage of iCloud’s ease of use and tight security.

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U.S. smartphone ownership has doubled since 2011.  Today, 95 percent of employees use mobile devices while at work and they demand that enterprise systems are as easy to use as the apps they use on their phones. If they are not, they just won’t use them.

iCloud enters the enterprise

Use of iOS across the enterprise is increasing. Tight integration between iPhones, iOS and iCloud present an opportunity to exploit Apple’s online device and data backup service. Spiceworks claims 7 percent of enterprise software budgets will be spent on backup and recovery in 2019.

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FAO Schwarz recently moved to deploy Apple solutions across its business; SKF, the world’s largest producers of bearings and seals has cut production errors to zero as a result of moving its manufacturing processes to iOS and SAP. John Hopkins Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Stanford Health Care and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital are all deploying around iOS.

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