Deloitte & Touche Integrates Ikimbo
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Terms of the deal call for Deloitte & Touche will become a preferred integration services provider for Reston, Va.-based Ikimbo's secure, real-time communication platform. With the alliance, Deloitte & Touche said it intends to dedicate full-time resources to build service offerings leveraging Ikimbo's platform.
Using the Ikimbo technology as a foundation, Deloitte & Touche's Real-Time Communications service offerings will include design, development, and deployment consulting for secured, real-time communication products targeted at improving the efficiency and reducing the cost within communication chain management. These service offerings will assist clients in implementing secure, real-time communication, centralized file sharing, and streamlined workflow in support of their strategic systems initiatives across a variety of devices including desktops, cell phones, Blackberry RIM, and other wireless PDAs.
Deloitte & Touche and Ikimbo are also working together to define adaptors to augment leading enterprise applications, such as SAP, J.D. Edwards, GE Fanuc, Peoplesoft, i2, Oracle, Siebel, and Manugistics, with real-time communication capabilities, officials said.
"We see our relationship as providing a missing piece of the enterprise solutions puzzle for Global 1000 companies," Ikimbo President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Edwin Miller said. "Together Ikimbo and Deloitte & Touche have the resources to provide powerful real-time communication solutions that weave together individuals, groups, companies, and applications."
Bob Woods is the managing editor of InstantMessagingPlanet.