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[3]: Corporate Fanboys
by Adamal on Sun 22nd May 2011 05:42 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Corporate Fanboys"
Adamal
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2005-07-06

While I agree that it would be a big effort for some IT infrastructures, Mac integrate with Windows pretty well. At my work, I use a Mac for development and my macbook pro is joined to the Active Directory domain, using all the standard Microsoft tools with few issues.

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RE[4]: Corporate Fanboys
by danieldk on Sun 22nd May 2011 08:41 in reply to "RE[3]: Corporate Fanboys"
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2005-11-18

Yes, but in most organizations in standard roles, management wants to limit what a user can do. This to avoid maintenance nightmare. Many companies where there in the 90ies when Windows did not provide so much maintenance functionality. OS X is, in this respect in the position of Windows in the 90ies. Of course, on company laptops, or as developer machines, OS X works fine (outside some compatibility problems).

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RE[4]: Corporate Fanboys
by kaiwai on Mon 23rd May 2011 03:32 in reply to "RE[3]: Corporate Fanboys"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

While I agree that it would be a big effort for some IT infrastructures, Mac integrate with Windows pretty well. At my work, I use a Mac for development and my macbook pro is joined to the Active Directory domain, using all the standard Microsoft tools with few issues.


If one were to evaluate Macs on the current state of Mac OS X then in all due respects it isn't ready given the iffy Windows integration but that will hopefully change in lion with the ground up writing of a smb2 stack.

As for Microsoft, I don't think they care because ultimately if you want to communicate with the rest of the world you need Microsoft Office which means they're still making money off you somewhere in the equation.

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