Apple and Deloitte Partnering on Consulting Service to Promote iOS Devices in Enterprise

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple today announced an enterprise partnership with Deloitte, which will see Deloitte creating an Apple practice with more than 5,000 "strategic advisors" focused on providing businesses with guidance on how to "change the way they work," updating technology on all of their systems, from retail to R&D to inventory management.

    The two also plan to create a new service from Deloitte Consulting called "EnterpriseNext," which will help Deloitte clients "fully take advantage" of the iOS ecosystem, from hardware to software.

    EnterpriseNext will offer expertise to businesses across more than 20 industries, providing guidance on how to take advantage of iOS devices, offering workshops on creating iOS solutions, and developing full native apps for businesses from Deloitte Digital Studios.
    Apple has been ramping up its efforts in the enterprise market over the past few years, first teaming up with IBM to get iPads and iPhones into the hands of businesses and help them to develop a range of custom apps. Apple has also partnered with Cisco and SAP to offer the necessary tools and integrations to make it easy for companies to adopt iOS devices.

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  2. blacktape242 macrumors 68000


    Dec 17, 2010
    Sacramento, CA
    enterprise??? so maybe new mac pros?????

    Im just asking this now because i know it is bound to come up at some point.

    I'd be happy if Apple decided to go into the enterprise world.
  3. yanksfan114 macrumors 6502

    Jul 30, 2011
  4. mcfrazieriv macrumors 6502a


    Jan 30, 2012
    Irvine, CA
    Apple is indeed taking over the world.
  5. 1041958 Suspended


    Aug 28, 2016
    This is primarily about iOS devices.

    And since iOS is already in Enterprise (and dominating over everyone else) it makes sense for Deloitte to partner with them. Just like IBM, Cisco and SAP have also recently done.
  6. macs4nw, Sep 28, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2016

    macs4nw macrumors 601


    Wow, Apple's 'sales team' is performing well these days. iPads and iPhones with IBM, a partnership with Cisco, and 50,000 AWs to Aetna, amongst other things. Kudos to them!
  7. chrono1081 macrumors 604


    Jan 26, 2008
    Isla Nublar

    EDIT: It's interesting to hear native apps being mentioned. The Deloitte people I've dealt with in the past boohooed about native apps and tried to say how inferior native was compared to PhoneGap and Xamarin (obviously not true).
  8. shk718 macrumors 65816

    Jun 26, 2007
    look out Microsoft enterprise... a hungry apple is aiming to take a big bite.
  9. Rogifan, Sep 28, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2016

    Rogifan macrumors Core


    Nov 14, 2011
    So what does this mean? These press releases are so full of business mumbo jumbo it's hard to know exactly what it means. Is Deloitte just providing consulting to business that use iOS devices in the workplace? Is Deloitte effectively an iPad sales team for Apple?

    This reminds me of Microsoft back in the day when Ballmer had alliances and partnerships with everyone under the sun.

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  10. 2457282 Suspended

    Dec 6, 2012
    I hope this does better than the partnership with IBM. I did not see that produce much of anything.
  11. bitslap47 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 9, 2007
    Excellent.... (iOS Developers rub their hands together feverishly anticipating a continued glut of job openings)
  12. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    LOL. I spit out my coffee :p

    No, I think Apple wants to promote their iPad and Phones. Sadly I think the Mac Pro is dead :(
  13. Supermule macrumors regular


    Jun 15, 2012
    I dont like this move. Stick to your core-business Apple.
  14. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    If Apple stuck to its core business back in the day, we'd never see an ipod, iPhone or iPad. In fact Macs would have been marketed exclusively to the graphical designers, and few others.

    Apple's success is tied directly to the fact, they went into markets that were NOT their core business.
  15. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    Ah man, when you say that sentence out loud, it has a habit of rolling off the tongue... :(

    I'm staying confident that they'll get it together with the Mac Pro. By 'staying confident', I mean 'desperately hoping'. Really, really hoping. :(
  16. djcerla macrumors 68000


    Apr 23, 2015
    What they are achieving, slowly but surely, in the enterprise (and how other players dismissed the threat in laughs and got taken pants down) will go down in textbooks.
  17. Bubba Satori Suspended

    Bubba Satori

    Feb 15, 2008
    Do what you do best.

  18. sh00t4par macrumors newbie

    Feb 24, 2010
    I don't see it. I have worked in IT for 18 years. I have worked at IBM for 10. Even though IBM has teamed up with Apple I really don't see a lot of their devices being used. Mostly sales and non technical positions would use them. People like myself who work in IT support or IT projects must use a Linux OS for security reasons. I can't even use Windows.

    As far as iOS IBM does offer a huge suite of apps for us to use. The problem is that in order to use my iPhone for work I have to give total control of my device to IBM. It is part of the package install when first setting up the phone for work. Because of that only those that are mandated do it. Think managers and above.

    IBM does offer Apple watches as health related incentives for our wellness program. I don't really see a lot of those either.
  19. Attirex macrumors 6502a

    Apr 8, 2015
    Cue flurry of "I hate Deloitte" comments and horror stories about huge Deloitte consulting projects going awry and ruining lines of business...

    oh, wait...someone beatmetoit.
  20. shk718 macrumors 65816

    Jun 26, 2007
    i've worked in IT for over 20 years and i see more mac's in the office than i've ever seen. They don't dominate, but, i'm surprised to see them. Naturally there are lots of iPhones.
  21. LHarrison macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 2016
    It's even more frustrating for me AS a Deloitte employee and an iOS native developer. I know *I* generally recommend native..but I'm rarely involved in the sales process. I just have to try and implement whatever solution the sales teams have agreed to with the client...
  22. chrono1081 macrumors 604


    Jan 26, 2008
    Isla Nublar
    There's a reason people hate Deloitte. They're a ****** company, terrible to work for (mandatory 50 hour work weeks, mandatory community cleanup weekends, the whole "you have to work over your 100% allotted hours" garbage, and their contractors who, like you stated, are very good at running projects into the ground.

    They're like a puppy mill for developers.
  23. cube macrumors P6

    May 10, 2004
    Native sucks. Java is the way.

    Thanks to Apple for throwing us back to prehistoric times.
  24. MultiMediaWill macrumors 68000

    Aug 1, 2010
    I start my first day of work at Deloitte this upcoming Monday as a tax consultant :)
  25. satchmo macrumors 68020

    Aug 6, 2008
    Frankly, enterprise might be the best way to ensure robust iPad sales every year.
    Consumers are not upgrading very often given it's mostly a consumption device. But businesses with annual budgets will spend to upgrade for performance and to replace broken ones used in the field.

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