The partnership that Apple announced with Cisco is the latest piece in the company’s unfolding vision to break into the enterprise. IBM, which began working together with Apple last year, has a bigger role in defining and realizing that vision than most people realize.

It’s a great help to have IBM, the granddaddy in the business of business tools, as your guide into the enterprise, as Apple quickly learning.

Read my entire USA TODAY column on the topic HERE.