Apple has announced a new partnership with Deloitte aimed at promoting business solutions on the iOS platform. As part of the new initiative, Deloitte will be creating a first-of-its-kind Apple consulting practice that will include over 5,000 strategic advisors focused on helping enterprise organizations develop and implement solutions in over 20 different industries, including retail, field services, recruiting, R&D, inventory management and back-office systems. EnterpriseNext, a new service from Deloitte Consulting, will help clients properly implement and leverage iOS hardware, software, and services, discovering new possibilities, prioritizing digital resources, and developing custom solutions with rapid prototyping. Apple also has enterprise relationships with IBM and SAP.
“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 Apple CEO Tim Cook in the announcement. “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.”