Accenture Digital Studios to set up a dedicated iOS enterprise practice

29 Aug 2017

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Apple and Accenture partner to create iOS Business Solutions.

Accenture is to create a dedicated iOS practice within its Accenture Digital Studios division as part of a new partnership with Apple.

The partnership will see Accenture exploit the capabilities inherent within iOS as an enterprise mobility platform.

‘Both Apple and Accenture are leaders in building incredible user experiences’

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.

Accenture will create a dedicated iOS practice within Accenture Digital Studios in select locations around the world.

One of those locations could be Dublin. Earlier this year, Accenture revealed plans to hire 300 tech and design professionals, including 100 at The Dock in Dublin, which includes various Accenture groups, including Accenture Digital Studios.

Design thinking for digital transformation

“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 chair 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.”

Both Apple and Accenture will launch a new set of tools and services that will help enterprise firms change how they engage with customers using iOS devices like the iPhone and the iPad.

This will require experts like visual and experience designers, programmers, data architects and scientists, and hardware and software designers.

The new practice will also leverage Accenture’s system integration expertise and partnerships with SAP and Cisco.

It will develop new internet of things (IoT) services featuring new tools, templates and pre-designed code for enterprise clients.

The practice will also have migration services to help firms easily transfer legacy applications and data to modern iOS apps.

“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,” 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.”

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years