Apple and Accenture are partnering to create solutions that will strengthen the business relevance of iOS.
Accenture will create a dedicated iOS practice within Accenture Digital Studios in select locations around the world. Working in conjunctions with co-located staff from Apple, the combined team is expected to launch a new set of tools and services that will help enterprise clients engage with customers using iPhones and iPads. The teams will likely include visual and experience designers, programmers, data architects and 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’s chairman and CEO. “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.”
New ecosystem services are expected to help clients address a wide range of iOS integration requirements to connect to back-end systems, leveraging Accenture’s systems integration expertise and the unique iOS advantages built by Apple with key partners like SAP and Cisco.
In addition, planned IoT services will feature new tools, templates and predesigned code to help clients take greater advantage of the data from IoT platforms in their iOS apps. The teams will also develop migration services to help clients more quickly and easily transfer their existing legacy applications and data to iOS.
The two companies bring together complementary synergies that can help extend Apple’s position in the business world, as well as in the rapidly expanding realm of the Internet of Things.