Apple has signed a deal with professional services firm Deloitte to bring more iPhones and iPads into the workplace.
It follows on from similar enterprise partnerships Apple has formed in the past, with SAP earlier this year and IBM back in 2014.
Under the deal, Deloitte will create an Apple practice with over 5,000 strategic advisors who responsible for 'helping businesses change the way they work across their entire enterprise, from customer-facing functions such as retail, field services and recruiting, to R&D, inventory management and back-office systems'.
The two companies will also collaborate on a new service offering, EnterpriseNext, which offers consulting expertise across over 20 industries, including value maps, workshops for developing iOS solutions, and iOS architects, designers and engineers housed within Deloitte Digital Studios around the world.
“As the leader in digital transformation strategy, Deloitte is an ideal partner that brings a team of Apple-dedicated strategic advisors to help clients truly revolutionise how they work using iOS, iPhone and iPad,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook. “iPhone and iPad are transforming how people everywhere get work done. And through this partnership, we’re able to help even more businesses tap into the incredible capabilities that only the Apple ecosystem can deliver.”