Apple and Accenture partner for iOS enterprise mobile opportunities

Apple has announced a new partnership alongside global consulting provider Accenture to help companies go further in mobile through iOS.

As per the press materials, the companies are partnering to ‘help businesses transform how their people engage with customers through innovative business solutions for iOS.’

Accenture will create a dedicated iOS practice within Accenture Digital Studios, with experts from Apple on hand, including visual and experience designers, programmers, data scientists and hardware and software designers.

“Based on our experience in developing mobile apps, we believe that iOS is the superior mobile platform for businesses and are excited to be partnering with Apple,” said Pierre Nanterme, Accenture chairman and CEO in a statement. “By combining Accenture’s vast digital capabilities and industry expertise with Apple’s market leadership in creating products that delight customers, we are in a perfect position to help our clients transform the way they work.”

Not only will the move help organisations, the partnership, alongside others such as IBM, SAP and Cisco, will aim to give Apple – and iOS – more momentum in the enterprise. CEO Tim Cook spoke at Cisco’s Live Las Vegas event back in June to discuss the companies’ partnership, saying Apple “saw a confluence of things coming together in the enterprise.”

Figures from Jamf – an Apple-centric security and management provider – in March found that Mac and iOS devices were ‘easier to manage’ than their PC, Chromebook and Android equivalents. “Not only is Apple gaining momentum in the enterprise due to user preference, but IT is finding that with the right mobile device management solution, Mac, iPhone and iPad are easier to manage and enable a better overall experience for users,” said Dave Alampi, Jamf VP product management and marketing at the time.

You can find out more about Apple and Accenture’s partnership here.

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