Deloitte announces Apple partnership

By Andrew Harbison, CA Today

5 October 2016

Deloitte has announced a partnership with Apple to help accelerate business transformation.

The Big Four firm said that the collaboration with the tech giant will “help companies quickly and easily transform the way they work by maximising 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 solely focused on helping businesses change the way they work across their entire enterprise, from customer-facing functions such as retail, field services, and recruiting, to R&D, inventory management, and back-office systems.

Punit Renjen, CEO of Deloitte Global said: "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.”  

The news follows the announcement by BDO of a new "strategic alliance" with tech giant Microsoft. The firm will be working with Microsoft on both existing and new solutions designed to deliver digitally-focused services to its clients.

Apple and Deloitte will also work together on a new service from Deloitte’s consulting division called EnterpriseNext. 

The new offering is aimed to help the firm’s clients “fully take advantage of the iOS ecosystem of hardware, software, and services in the workplace,” and to “help customers discover the highest impact possibilities within their industries and quickly develop custom solutions through rapid prototyping.”

“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 revolutionise how they work using iOS, iPhone, and iPad,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO.

He continued: "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."

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