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[2]: Corporate Fanboys
by JAlexoid on Sun 22nd May 2011 08:51 UTC in reply to "RE: Corporate Fanboys"
JAlexoid
Member since:
2009-05-19

$500 Dell will serve 4-6 years with no issues. I've had done application development on 5 y/o Dell Optiplex and those machines are still going to be in use for at least 3 years.

My desktop is 4 y/o and I am still doing heavy Java development on it. Average users don't even need half of what I have. And I have an energy efficient setup with an underclocked CPU.

If you are a larger client with Dell, HP or Lenovo, you'll get a service contract that will b**chslap AppleCare. I go for Lenovo, for their global warranty and subtile design.

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RE[3]: Corporate Fanboys
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Mon 23rd May 2011 02:35 in reply to "RE[2]: Corporate Fanboys"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

$500 Dell will serve 4-6 years with no issues. I've had done application development on 5 y/o Dell Optiplex and those machines are still going to be in use for at least 3 years.


Eh, Our experience would beg to differ. We've had a a few dell's just flake out for no reason at a high error rate, thankfully Dell's SMB support is pretty good at replacing them when they kill themselves.

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RE[3]: Corporate Fanboys
by kaiwai on Mon 23rd May 2011 03:37 in reply to "RE[2]: Corporate Fanboys"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

$500 Dell will serve 4-6 years with no issues. I've had done application development on 5 y/o Dell Optiplex and those machines are still going to be in use for at least 3 years. My desktop is 4 y/o and I am still doing heavy Java development on it. Average users don't even need half of what I have. And I have an energy efficient setup with an underclocked CPU. If you are a larger client with Dell, HP or Lenovo, you'll get a service contract that will b**chslap AppleCare. I go for Lenovo, for their global warranty and subtile design.


That is assuming they buy them where as most organisations I know tend to lease them and let EDS, HP or IBM Global Services take care of the details.

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RE[4]: Corporate Fanboys
by JAlexoid on Mon 23rd May 2011 22:00 in reply to "RE[3]: Corporate Fanboys"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

The one's that I worked on were in property of (Finnish company HQ'd in Espoo) and that's Global Technology Services(for the BigBlue) ;)

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RE[3]: Corporate Fanboys
by sorpigal on Tue 24th May 2011 19:31 in reply to "RE[2]: Corporate Fanboys"
sorpigal Member since:
2005-11-02

The reality is that more powerful computers really don't help most users. A few, like developers, can benefit, but most peoples computing needs were well met by 90s computers. New convenience features might require more resources and those features might be helpful to productivity for some users but in the majority of cases any computer produced in the last decade running an appropriate set of software for its specs will be sufficient for almost every user.

What drives workstation replacement is maintenance costs. How much to get spare parts? How often does it break? Do we still have an image for that? Can our management software still manage it? As long as we get get parts cheaply and it doesn't require constant attention and we can still reimage and manage it, it stays.

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