Apple will expand its corporate reach by teaming with HP Enterprise

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Apple’s push into the corporate world continues.
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Apple plans to expand its presence in the corporate sector by teaming with Hewlett Packard Enterprise in the United Kingdom, a new job listing reveals.

Similar partnerships are already in place with the likes of IBM, Cisco, and SAP. Apple is now seeking a strategic partner manager who will lead its new efforts with HPE from London.

Apple has placed an increased focus on enterprise in recent years, making Macs and iOS devices more popular throughout the corporate world. Last year, the company set a new enterprise record when it raked in $52.9 billion from other companies during the first quarter.

A deal with Hewlett Packard Enterprise could help Apple become an even bigger player in the enterprise market, so the company is seeking a new strategic partner manager who can make it happen.

Apple eyes enterprise deal with HPE

“At the end of the day, we are here to grow Apple’s enterprise business through our Strategic Partner’s teams,” reads the job listing on LinkedIn, spotted by The Register. “We’ve partnered with experts in enterprise, around the world, the change the way people work.”

Apple’s partnership with IBM, which kicked off in 2014, marked its latest assault on the enterprise market. It has since reached similar deals with Cisco, SAP, General Electric, and Deloitte to help push Apple products and services into businesses around the world.

Partnering with HPE will help keep the momentum going throughout the U.K., Germany, the Netherlands, and Switzerland.

“In our team, we collaborate with the global partner, regional sales, channel marketing and systems engineering teams, both inside and outside Apple, to create and execute sales plans, covering industries and other end-customer focus areas,” the ad continues. “Areas of work include new Business Development, Partner Management, and Enterprise Sales Programs.”

The ideal applicant

Apple says the ideal applicant will have a BA degree, experience as a strategic partner manager, and will be an “expert at presenting.” They will also bring “integrity, honesty, and accountability in all that you do, every day.”

The job was listed on LinkedIn in May. Apple and HPE have declined to comment, but Apple will surely make the deal official once it has been finalized.