- Finnair is making it easier for maintenance crews and supervisors to inspect planes and assign mechanics through IBM's aviation-specific iOS apps.
- Looking to streamline internal operations, Finnair wants to make the airplane inspection process easier through its first apps: 'Inspect and Turn' and 'Assign Tech.' According to ZDNet, Inspect and Turn gives mechanics analytics-driven recommendations using documentation and task cards. Assign Tech lets mechanic superiors see flight schedules and mechanic availability, allowing them to assign the right mechanic for aircraft maintenance.
- Working with IBM, the airline is trying to digitally transform. Part of that effort is its decision to use IBM to move to the cloud and boost its digital services, a 5.5 year deal announced in 2015. The airline is also the first to use IBM's aviation iOS apps, which will be initially rolled out to between 300 and 350 staff members.
As organizations try to make technology more fluid for employees, service providers have in turn stepped up with more flexible solutions.
Though it is not seen as one of the leading enterprise providers, Apple has begun working with companies like Deloitte, Cisco and IBM to bring its devices and applications to businesses. With IBM, Apple struck a partnership to jointly create apps for the workplace, where IBM employees help sell and support Apple devices for customers.
Some of those apps are going to be industry specific, while other Apple efforts could work in every enterprise. It's partnership with Deloitte, for example, is meant to change how businesses use iPhones and iPads in an effort called EnterpriseNext.