Taiwanese smartphone and tablet maker HTC has entered a partnership with IBM which will hopefully enable the phone-maker to become a major enterprise player. David Jaeger, executive director of Global Enterprise and Services at HTC said that the Taiwanese company has just recently begun targeting enterprises.
At IBM Software’s Lotusphere 2012, IBM’s own smart business applications were demonstrated running on HTC hardware, both smartphones and tablets, according to reports. “We’re driving toward that magic 100-million device number globally. We see IBM as the gold standard for an enterprise partnership. We want to make sure if IBM is talking about Android or tablets, HTC is in the conversation”, said David Jaeger.
HTC and IBM have worked together in order to apply and implement the features and capabilities of IBM’s business software. Whether that 100 million number is achievable or not is not the question; the question should reside in the time needed to reach that number. With IBM on its side, HTC can now further expand its focus and reach in the market, especially with enterprises being able to design applications for HTC-made tablets.