Apple has partnered with global consulting firm Accenture to help businesses transform how their people engage with customers through innovative business solutions for iOS.
The partnership will take full advantage of the power, simplicity and security of iOS, and Accenture’s digital transformation capabilities to help companies unlock new revenue streams, increase productivity, improve customer experience and reduce costs.
Accenture will create a dedicated iOS practice within Accenture Digital Studios in select locations around the world. Experts from Apple will be co-located with this team. The experts will include visual and experience designers, programmers, data architects and scientists, and hardware and software designers.
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. New ecosystem services will help clients address the full range of iOS integration requirements to connect to back-end systems, leveraging with key partners like SAP and Cisco.
There will also be Internet-of-Things (IoT) services featuring new 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. Migration services will help clients to quickly and easily transfer their existing legacy applications and data to modern iOS apps.
Earlier this month, driven by iPad and iPhone sales, Apple posted a quarterly revenue of $45.4 billion -- up seven per cent YoY (year-over-year) -- for the third quarter of 2017.
The company also hosted a successful Worldwide Developers Conference in June, and talked about the advances in iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS coming later this year.