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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) nascent effort to sell its products corporate and government markets could get a push from a recent hire, according to a report Thursday.

Apple closed Thursday at $111.89, up 3.8 percent.

The company hired John Solomon, who until recently headed Hewlett-Packard printing unit as its senior vice president and general manager.

Citing several unnamed sources, Re/code said Solomon could prove key to Apple's attempt to crack corporate markets.

Apple confirmed Solomon's hire according to Re/code, but declined to elaborate.

Re/code noted Apple's July announcement of a partnership with International Business Machines to develop Mobile devices and applications for the corporate market.

The partnership last month unveiled its first wave of products and a list of clients that include Citigroup, Air Canada and Grupo Fin Banorte SE.

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