Linked by David Adams on Sun 22nd May 2011 02:26 UTC
Apple Mac sales in the enterprise during Apple's last fiscal quarter grew a whopping 66 percent, significantly outpacing the rest of the PC market, which grew just 4.5 percent in the enterprise. The data from Apple's previous fiscal quarter was highlighted on Friday by analyst Charlie Wolf with Needham & Company. He said though he originally viewed success in the enterprise as a "one-quarter blip," it now appears to be a "durable platform" for Apple.
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RE: Corporate Fanboys
by theosib on Sun 22nd May 2011 04:09 UTC in reply to "Corporate Fanboys"
theosib
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There's nothing _wrong_ with putting Macs on desks in corporate offices. Just think of them as high-quality PC's with a slightly different OS.

On the one hand, you could buy a $500 Dell, loaded up with MS Office, and give it a 2-year useful lifespan.

On the other hand, you could buy a $1000 iMac instead. You'll get more memory, more hard drive, a faster CPU, and a 4-year useful lifespan.

It's basically a wash on price, except that you have to replace the Mac half as often. (Migrating files to a new Mac is also easier, but I'm assuming that user files are stored on a server, so that doesn't matter.)

Macs are not the savoirs of the corporate desktop. For non-developers, basically any computer you can buy right now is overkill. Hell, an iPad would be overkill. But you have to give them _something_, and a Mac isn't a bad choice. It might even be a morale boost for some, feeling they're special getting a cool-looking Mac on their desk instead of some ugly plastic Dell.

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