What’s up with the new Apple-Accenture partnership?
Apple and Accenture are beginning a new partnership that will bring more iOS business apps online. The deal sounds similar to the ones reached by Apple with Cisco, IBM, and SAP in recent years.
The partnership will see the introduction of a dedicated iOS practice within Accenture Digital Studios, which will include members of both companies.
Working together, the two companies will launch a new set of tools and services that help enterprise clients transform how they engage with customers using iPhone and iPad. The experts will include visual and experience designers, programmers, data architects and scientists, and hardware and software designers.
As Apple CEO Tim Cook explains:
Starting 10 years ago with iPhone, and then with iPad, Apple has been transforming how work gets done, yet we believe that businesses have only just begun to scratch the surface of what they can do with our products.
Both Apple and Accenture are leaders in building incredible user experiences and together we can continue to truly modernize how businesses work through amazing solutions that take advantage of the incredible capabilities of Apple’s technologies.
Pierre Nanterme, Accenture’s chairman and CEO, concurs, stating:
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. 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.
You can read more about the Apple-Accenture partnership by visiting the Apple website.