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Leading Enterprise-Class Apple Consultancy 318 Becomes iPad Reseller

(December 17, 2010)

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/17/10 -- 318, Inc., one of the country's most sought after enterprise-class Apple consultancies, is now an approved Apple iPad reseller.

"What makes 318 unique among Apple's value added resellers is that we are a platform agnostic, solutions-first consultancy," said Kevin Klein, president and CEO of 318, Inc. "The hardware is a secondary consideration, with our primary focus being to find the best way to achieve our client's business goals. The fact that Apple agreed to add the iPad to our existing reseller agreement underscores the confidence they have in 318 and our ability to create solutions around the iPad that will result in its meaningful adoption."

318's experience and proven performance in securely implementing Apple iPads and iPhones into Fortune 2000 enterprise and SMB infrastructures was an important factor in Apple's decision.

In addition, 318 is a Platinum Business Alliance partner for FileMaker Inc., and is experienced in deploying -- and using internally -- FileMaker Go, the new iOS application for Apple iPad and iPhone.


"FileMaker is the leader in easy-to-use database software and millions of people, from individuals to some of the world's largest companies, rely on FileMaker software to manage, analyze and share essential information," said Klein. "As enterprises, SMBs and educational institutions examine the work flows and apps needed on the iPad and iPhone, FileMaker Go and its Rapid Application Development capabilities will certainly be core components of the iOS deployments undertaken."

318 specializes in integrating Apple in the enterprise, and that means making Apple a first-class citizen in a Microsoft or Linux network. As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, 318's team of engineers has the expertise necessary to get this done fast in any type of heterogeneous Apple, Microsoft, Linux or cloud-based environments.

The difficulty of securely and efficiently deploying Apple in the enterprise is that most IT teams are more familiar with integrating and supporting Microsoft than Apple platforms. Even something as basic as opening a Microsoft Word document stored on a server or in the cloud, changing it on the iPad and saving it back to the server cannot be done out-of-the box. Unfortunately, the timelines for most IT organizations are such that they need to have mass integration done yesterday, which leads many of them to engage 318 to help.

Charles Edge, director of technology of 318, authored the recently published "Enterprise iPhone and iPad Administrator's Guide" (Apress), his sixth book on the subject of Apple in the enterprise, all with an emphasis on security.

For more information about 318's capabilities to securely deploy Apple in the enterprise and its other professional services, please visit www.318.com.

About 318

318, Inc. is a leading technology services company focused on heterogeneous Apple/Microsoft/Linux infrastructures in Fortune 2000 enterprises and SMBs. With offices in Los Angeles, Portland, Minneapolis and Seattle, the company provides technology consulting, software development and support services nationwide. It specializes in process automation projects that change IT from a cost into profit centers, and is one of the most sought after enterprise-class Apple consultancies in the country.

  • Apple Professional Services Provider
  • Microsoft Gold Certified Partner
  • iPad Authorized VAR/Apple Authorized Reseller
  • Platinum Member, FileMaker Business Alliance
  • National Association of Broadcasters "Best in Show" Winner (mobile DTV broadcasting)

www.318.com | (800) 318-1318 | sales@318.com

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Deb Montner
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