Apple and Deloitte form partnership

Before the month of September ended, Apple forged an enterprise partnership with consulting firm Deloitte, terming it as a way “to help employees work the way they live in a mobile world.”

This alliance sees Deloitte establishing the first of its kind “Apple Practice,” which is a dedicated team of iOS specialists composed of strategists, designers, architects, developers, and industry experts that will help customers unlock productivity and better connect employees, inventory, supply chains, and back-office systems. This group of 5,000 iOS experts will work in tandem with dedicated teams of iOS practitioners scattered worldwide.

Aside from Apple Practice, Apple and Deloitte will also collaborate on a new offering called EnterpriseNext that is exclusively for iOS.

EnterpriseNext consists of new tools and workshops that are designed to accelerate the process of ideation, prototyping, and evaluating mobile opportunities for the iPhone and iPad. It helps customers fully take advantage of the iOS ecosystem and use it to discover the highest impact possibilities within their respective industries.

“We know that iOS is the best mobile platform for business because we’ve experienced the benefit ourselves with over 100,000 iOS devices in use by Deloitte’s workforce, running 75 custom apps,” said Punit Renjen, CEO of Deloitte Global. “Our dedicated Apple practice will give global businesses the expertise and resources they need to empower their mobile workforce to take advantage of the powerful ecosystem iOS, iPhone and iPad offer, and help them achieve their ambitions, while driving efficiency and productivity.”

“As the leader in digital transformation strategy, Deloitte is an ideal partner that brings a team of Apple-dedicated strategic advisors to help clients truly revolutionize how they work using iOS, iPhone and iPad,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “iPhone and iPad are transforming how people everywhere get work done. And through this partnership, we’re able to help even more businesses tap into the incredible capabilities that only the Apple ecosystem can deliver.”

This is not the first time Apple has entered into such an agreement with firms. It has already established similar partnerships with Cisco and SAP, both of which delving into offering the necessary tools and integrations that would make it easy for companies to adopt iOS devices.

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