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Accenture helps Apple bring iOS to IoT

Steve Rogerson
August 31, 2017

Apple and professional services company Accenture are partnering to help businesses use the IoT to transform how their people engage with customers through business services for iOS.
The partnership will take advantage of the power, simplicity and security of iOS and Accenture’s capabilities in industry and digital transformation to help companies unlock revenue streams, increase productivity, improve customer experience and reduce costs.
Accenture will create a dedicated iOS practice within Accenture Digital Studios in selected locations around the world. Experts from Apple will be co-located with this team. Working together, the two companies will launch a 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. They will look at IoT services featuring tools, templates and predesigned code to help clients take greater advantage of the data from IoT platforms in their iOS apps, putting more power into the hands of workers.
“Starting ten 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,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “Both Apple and Accenture are leaders in building incredible user experiences and together we can continue to truly modernise how businesses work through amazing solutions that take advantage of the incredible capabilities of Apple’s technologies.”
The new iOS tools and services will take advantage of the latest Apple technologies and tap into Accenture’s digital and analytics capabilities. Ecosystem services will help clients address the full range of iOS integration requirements to connect to back-end systems, leveraging Accenture’s systems integration expertise and the iOS advantages built by Apple with key partners such as SAP and Cisco. Migration services will help clients their existing legacy applications and data to modern iOS apps.
“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.”
Accenture provides services in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. It has more than 411,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries.