Apple covers more enterprise bases, teams up with Accenture

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30 Agosto, 2017

Pierre Nanterme, Accenture chairman and CEO, says, "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". Today, we'll look at that and other Apple Rumors for Monday.

Accenture will create a dedicated iOS division, which will include visual and UX designers, programmers, data scientists and software designers from Apple.

The new iOS tools and services will take full advantage of the latest Apple technologies and tap into Accenture's leading digital and analytics capabilities.

While the details around the deliverables of the partnership are now sparse, the announcement indicate Apple is taking big steps to pursue more iOS adoption in the enterprise. While Apple believes it has an enterprise play, in reality it has a strategy but no firm tactic for gaining a significant foothold in the enterprise market. Accenture gets the services and transformation work and Apple puts more iPhones and iPads in the enterprise. To some extent this is really marketing as much as it is anything else.

Specifically, the partnership will provide new ecosystem services to help customers address iOS integration requirements to connect to back-end systems, leveraging Accenture's system integration expertise and Apple's strategic alliances with SAP and Cisco.

Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984.

But the most notable move has been the partnership with IBM, which has created hundreds of dedicated "MobileFirst" business applications. Siri, Photos, the Camera app, and more are also gaining new features and refinements. And that, in turn, would suggest that iOS 11 will bring document recognition capabilities to users' devices.

The partnership will see Accenture exploit the capabilities inherent within iOS as an enterprise mobility platform. "When Apple/Accenture designed mobile workflows are as robust and capable as the ones they are supplementing - that's when it gets real interesting".

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