Big Blue unveiled a service Wednesday to help enterprise clients integrate MacBook computers. The tech giants have grown cozier since starting an app collaboration last year, and IBM expects to manage 50,000 MacBooks by the end of the year, its Chief Information officer Jeff Smith told The Wall Street Journal, which first reported the program.
IBM's Apple computer inventory could grow to 200,000 eventually, the Journal reported. That would make it the largest corporate user of MacBooks.
"Ease of adoption and use are at the foundation of every Apple product, and as these devices are used more in the workplace, people expect the same experience they enjoy with Apple technology in their personal lives," said Richard Patterson, general manager of infrastructure services for IBM's global technology unit, in a statement.