Apple CEO Tim Cook and Deloitte Global CEO Punit Renjen meet at Apple’s campus to announce a joint effort to accelerate business transformation using iOS, iPhone & iPad. (Courtesy of Apple / Roy Zipstein)
Apple and Deloitte have announced a partnership to help companies transform the way they work by maximizing the power, ease-of-use and security the iOS platform brings to the workplace through iPhone and iPad.
As part of the joint effort, Deloitte is creating an Apple practice with over 5,000 strategic advisors who are focused on helping businesses change the way they work across their entire enterprise.
The areas include customer-facing functions such as retail, field services and recruiting, R&D, inventory management, and back-office systems.
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Apple and Deloitte will also collaborate on the development of a new service offering from Deloitte Consulting called EnterpriseNext, designed to help clients fully take advantage of the iOS ecosystem of hardware, software and services in the workplace.
EnterpriseNext from Deloitte Consulting will provide businesses with expertise spanning more than 20 industries, and offers customers:
– EnterpriseNext Value Maps for iOS to help them discover the highest impact possibilities for iPhone and iPad within their industries, align their mobile opportunities and prioritize digital resources;
– EnterpriseNext Workshops for iOS to quickly take ideas from prototype to custom-built iOS solutions; and
– iOS architects, designers and engineers – housed within Deloitte Digital Studios around the world to help produce native apps that integrate seamlessly with existing business platforms including ERP, CRM, analytics and HR.
According to the companies, the new offering will help customers discover the highest impact possibilities within their industries and quickly develop custom solutions through rapid prototyping.