Perhaps you don't know, it seems, just in the blink of an eye, Apple has become the world's largest wearable device manufacturers, its Apple Watch has been used in a variety of enterprises, although it may not be perfect.
Apple and enterprise
Apple and enterprise cooperation has achieved some success. Not only are a large number of companies using iOS devices, but even IBM now claims that managing PC costs three times more than managing Mac.
Enterprises welcome Apple Watch
So, so far, what applications have we seen in the enterprise about Apple Watch?
SAP: this software company has developed a series of mobile applications running on Apple Watch, including SAP Work Manager application, which allows medical equipment maintenance technicians to check the maintenance status at any time.
AETNA: the company is now one of the companies that offer employees Apple Watch as part of its corporate health program. In the UK, Vitality provides health insurance, and if the customer is able to maintain a healthy goal, the customer will pay at a lower premium.
Good Technology: the company provides a highly secure calendar notification system for Apple Watch in its highly connected Good Work collaboration suite. We've seen similar enterprise focused solutions from Microsoft, Trello, Slack, and so on.
Salesforce: the company's Wave Analytics application provides updated information about customer accounts for sales representatives and managers.
SITA: the air transport technology solutions provider giant may be more to establish the ticket machine and the airport is known, but recently the company is testing an application, the application allows airport managers to update flight and gate information etc..
IBM: Apple's corporate partners have built multiple solutions for Apple Watch. Provide important notifications to law enforcement and public safety departments, as well as to personnel responsible for emergencies, such as emergency medical service requests, and provide backup requests. Another solution, called Hospital RN, provides medical staff with quick and simple patient information.
Apple's own enterprise page explains multiple examples of iPhone or iPad deployments that can theoretically be extended to Apple Watch.
Apple is building its wearable technology line. Apple's AirPods represents another alternative to this type of environmental technology, combining Siri based virtual assistants with intelligent data analysis in the form of AI and machine intelligence. And to increase the technology development of augmented reality, then the future of Apple Watch in the enterprise can be foreseen that it will become an electronic tool on the wrist. We can imagine that it has a variety of interesting applications, including:
On-site technical personnel: on-site technical personnel arrived at the location of the customer does not need to be guided to the need to repair the machine, because the equipment has to determine their own problems, and require maintenance, and then use the Apple Watch to carry out technical guidance. The technician can also communicate with the watch and call related troubleshooting information on the mobile device.
In a warehouse: employees can be reminded of real-time information, such as new orders, or the preparation of existing orders. Automated equipment collects and sends these states together.
Sales team: the sales team has access to immediate new prospects, goals, achievements and registration contacts.
Medical staff: medical personnel receive emergency alerts and ensure that the most immediate and feasible programmes are presented in case of distress. With real-time data and patient statistics (such as allergies, existing medical conditions or blood type), patient treatment can be enhanced.
Eventually, these connected wearable devices will deep into the analysis engine of the dark data, and will enable enterprises to use different cases based on real-time analysis. The Apple Corp's recent Lattice Data acquisition proved that the company saw the value of data analysis for businesses. In this case, some companies seem to be using Apple Watch as a tool to provide employees with real-time data-driven business insights to help improve results and productivity.