We wrote here recently about the inner workings of Apple's app-making partnership with IBM, which might end up placing more Apple devices in the workplace. Apple also has deals with SAP and Cisco. Now it's linked up with the global consulting firm Deloitte to further establish iDevices in the enterprise, the Associated Press reports. Deloitte consultants will help clients use Apple devices like the iPhone and the iPad for specialized business tasks like insurance claims adjusting and retail sales management, the companies say.
Apple has said it sold $25 billion in hardware and services into the enterprise in the year ending September 2015 (the split between hardware and services isn't known). Apple's enterprise sales are still small compared to the $233 billion in sales it reported in the same period. Hopefully we will hear some more concrete data on Apple's progress selling its devices to the enterprise when the company reports earnings October 27. MS