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: An easier explanation
by dvhh on Tue 24th May 2011 02:32 UTC in reply to "An easier explanation"
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I would vote +10 if it was possible, lot of people are neglecting the aura effect of iDevices (developing for iDevice requires a OSX system, developping a .Net application doesn't anymore require a windows compatible system). Pretty much like blackberry's were surfing on the exchange wave.

But as discuted in this thread OSX is incompatible with some of the enterprise wide tech, and most system administrator lack OSX expertise (if any can be acquired, as they "just work" and most of their owner rely on Apple store genius to solve their issues).

And I would add that OSX would be a security nightmare (not as much as windows though) for security administrator (some of the high security firms block USB usage, comes only with wired connection, I'm am not knowlegable enough on Mac OSX to block usb port and the access point function of mac osx). Plus the built in backup system is pretty much only compatible with time capsule (without resorting to unreliable hack) which are individual backup devices and not enterprise wide ones.

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