Linked by snydeq on Thu 6th Jan 2011 22:26 UTC
Apple After years of mixed signals, Apple has apparently opened the kimono on its enterprise intentions, announcing a "Mac in the Enterprise" campaign to help large businesses integrate Macs, iPhones, and iPads into their IT ecosystems, InfoWorld reports. "Apple's Mac focus here is particularly striking, unlike that on the iPhone, which has already made obvious inroads in the enterprise market thanks to Apple's delivery of business-class management capabilities. By contrast, the Mac's presence in the business world has been remarkably understated - despite the fact that the Mac population therein reportedly doubled between 2006 and 2008 and looks to grow even more this year."
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RE: XServe? Rack Mount?
by sarahannalien on Thu 6th Jan 2011 22:46 UTC in reply to "XServe? Rack Mount?"
sarahannalien
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2009-05-07

Oh, and one more thing, Steve. You know what we hate most of all in the Enterprise market? Uncertainty.

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RE[2]: XServe? Rack Mount?
by holmja on Thu 6th Jan 2011 23:16 in reply to "RE: XServe? Rack Mount?"
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2009-06-09

Speak for yourself, the thing I hate most of all in the Enterprise market is all the Holodeck malfunctions...

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RE[2]: XServe? Rack Mount?
by kaiwai on Fri 7th Jan 2011 06:21 in reply to "RE: XServe? Rack Mount?"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Oh, and one more thing, Steve. You know what we hate most of all in the Enterprise market? Uncertainty.


You know what I hate most about the enterprise customers - their constant demand that their 30 year old application works flawlessly with the latest and greatest hardware. Stop being a fucking cheapskate and treat your IT infrastructure like a piece of machinery that makes money rather than a burden that you simply don't have the slightest clue about.

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RE[3]: XServe? Rack Mount?
by phoenix on Fri 7th Jan 2011 06:29 in reply to "RE[2]: XServe? Rack Mount?"
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

It ain't limited to just "enterprise" customers. Teachers are just as bad. You'd be amazed how many times a year we get asked why they can't use MS Works 3.0 anymore, or even DOS-based gradebooks.

On the flip side, it's sickening how many times companies introduce deliberate incompatibilities one version to the next (like MS Office file formats).

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RE[3]: XServe? Rack Mount?
by Sodki on Fri 7th Jan 2011 11:45 in reply to "RE[2]: XServe? Rack Mount?"
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2005-11-10

You know what I hate most about the enterprise customers - their constant demand that their 30 year old application works flawlessly with the latest and greatest hardware. Stop being a fucking cheapskate and treat your IT infrastructure like a piece of machinery that makes money rather than a burden that you simply don't have the slightest clue about.

The real problem is that IT does't really have control over IT. Decisions are made by managers, despite IT objections and then it's up to IT to maintain it.

What I hate the most about enterprise IT is that no one writes any documentation of, if they do write it, then it's unmaintained, outdated and wrong.

The norm is that there's always a few machines that no one knows what they do or why they are doing it, but chaos will come if you shut them down. Which is in itself a risk, because you wouldn't know how to bring them up again.

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RE[3]: XServe? Rack Mount?
by Shkaba on Fri 7th Jan 2011 16:38 in reply to "RE[2]: XServe? Rack Mount?"
Shkaba Member since:
2006-06-22

You are so out of touch with reality, that it actually makes me question whether you are a professional to start with.

In a vast majority of enterprises IT is not a revenue generating segment of the enterprise. Quite the opposite, it is a cost of doing busines and as such there is an inherent tendency to keep that cost as low as possible.

As for the viability of Apple in the enterprise, already said it, it is a joke.

Edited 2011-01-07 16:38 UTC

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RE[3]: XServe? Rack Mount?
by Phloptical on Sat 8th Jan 2011 19:26 in reply to "RE[2]: XServe? Rack Mount?"
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2006-10-10

"Oh, and one more thing, Steve. You know what we hate most of all in the Enterprise market? Uncertainty.


You know what I hate most about the enterprise customers - their constant demand that their 30 year old application works flawlessly with the latest and greatest hardware. Stop being a fucking cheapskate and treat your IT infrastructure like a piece of machinery that makes money rather than a burden that you simply don't have the slightest clue about.
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You know what I hate? Idealistic geeks who have never held an enterprise admin position in their lives, yet do nothing except pontificate about how enterprise IT "should" be done. Stick to your coding, and leave the actual running of datacenters to us.

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