Apple edges closer to enterprise with Accenture iOS partnership

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In a move created to threaten Microsoft's long-held dominance of the operating system market, the combined entity will launch a new set of tools and services capable of helping enterprise better utilise iPhone and iPad capabilities.

In recent years, Apple has teamed up with a number of technology partners to extend its reach into the enterprise market.

Accenture and Apple will also work on a new set of iOS tools and services, which will take advantage of the latest Apple technologies and tap into Accenture's leading digital and analytics capabilities.

"Both Apple and Accenture are leaders in building incredible user experiences and together we can continue to truly modernise how businesses work through awesome solutions that take advantage of the incredible capabilities of Apple's technologies".

Apple is furthering its strategy of partnering with some of the largest players in the enterprise space with a new pact with channel powerhouse Accenture, aimed at bolstering the development of business solutions that are available via Apple iOS mobile devices.

Accenture's expertise and insights in terms of digital transformation will also prove pivotal in helping companies to unlock new revenue streams, improve customer experiences, reduce costs and ultimately boost productivity.

Apple wants to help retailers take their enterprise mobility strategies to the next level. They'll work with the consultancy to create iOS versions of Accenture's own custom applications and systems for their clients, as well as migration services to get older code running on iPads and iPhones. He added that the new collaboration with Apple will enable Accenture to help its customers "transform the way they work".

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