Apple Partners With Deloitte For Enterprise Offerings
Apple is looking to enterprise market expansion, having formed a partnership with Deloitte that will see Deloitte create a new Apple practice with over 5,000 strategic advisers.
Apple states that the advisers will be “solely focused on helping businesses change the way they work across their entire enterprise”, covering areas including retail, field services, recruiting, R&D, inventory management and back-office systems.
The two companies will also collaborate on the development of a new Deloitte Consulting service offering called EnterpriseNext, “designed to help clients fully take advantage of the iOS ecosystem of hardware, software and services in the workplace”.
“As the leader in digital transformation strategy, Deloitte is an ideal partner that brings a team of Apple-dedicated strategic advisers to help clients truly revolutionise how they work using iOS, iPhone and iPad,” Apple CEO Tim Cook stated.
“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.”
Punit Renjen, Deloitte Global CEO, pointed to the benefits of iOS for business, noting that over 100,000 iOS devices, running 75 custom apps, are in use by Deloitte’s workforce.
“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,” Renjen commented.
The new enterprise deal follows a partnership formed by Apple and SAP earlier in the year, combining native apps for iPhone and iPad with the SAP HANA platform.