View Full Version : Apple Making Its Way Onto Enterprise Radar
Jul 29, 2005, 10:11 AM
Category: Mac OS X
Link: Apple Making Its Way Onto Enterprise Radar (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20050729101144)
Posted on MacBytes.com (http://www.macbytes.com)
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Jul 30, 2005, 09:57 AM
However, DiDio added despite Apple's efforts to entice enterprise users, the company's success among them is largely dependent upon software support from others, such as makers of anti-virus, software drivers, and performance management tools.All three of DiDio's problems with Apple don't exist. Anti-virus software is unnecessary on Macs. OS X supports more built drivers that and they automatically work better compared to Windows. Since people will be able to run Windows programs easily with interface emulators similar to WINE (read this (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=136412) thread for more information) there won't be too big of a problem with a lack of Mac performance management tools (if there aren't any for the Mac right now). Somebody is really ignorant. :rolleyes:
Silver added, referring to a timeline for Intel-based Macs that may take longer than signaled.I think he has been reading too many articles about Microsoft continually delaying the Windows OS that will be released soon. Apple meets its deadlines. Wake up to reality buddy.
While Apple has promised the first Intel Macs next year, Silver said it may be a matter of two years before other hardware and software vendors migrate to the different platform.Once again this shows the ignorance of analysts who haven't seen the whole picture of Apple's strategy. All OS X software runs on Intel Macs as we speak with Apple's Rosetta processor emulator (that was developed by Transitive (http://www.transitive.com/)) at nearly native speed. And besides that, the developers have it easy to make their Applications run natively on Intel based Macs with Xcode's integrated feature that translates the code for developers and only requires developers to do very minor updates to the actual source code of their applications. These analysts need to do their job right or go into a field where they will do well. This is nonsense.
Jul 31, 2005, 03:27 AM
All three of DiDio's problems with Apple don't exist. Anti-virus software is unnecessary on Macs. OS X supports more built drivers that and they automatically work better compared to Windows. Since people will be able to run Windows programs easily with interface emulators similar to WINE (read .
I think the main think keeping Apple out of the enterprise is its lack of a calendaring and collaboration solution, as well as persistent problems with its mail server that have kept the software from becoming a viable offering for the enterprise. This is where Companies have to use MS Exchange instead of Apple. The other factor is the IT mindset of only having a Microsoft understanding as most "Enterprise IT" guys and gals have never touched a Mac since the late 90's
"Five Worldwide Developer Conferences later, Mac OS X Server is still failing in many areas in the eyes of seasoned server administrators. Chief among these concerns have been its mail server capabilities. Despite four major upgrades since its inception, admins have repeatedly criticized Apple's built-in mail server solution as being inadequate and far from ready for deployment on an enterprise level."
Check out the rest of the article here http://www.thinksecret.com/news/0507osxserver.html
Jul 31, 2005, 03:36 AM
Suprisingly the main reason for antivirus software on Xserves in the Enterprise is to stop PC viruses affecting all the Windoze machines :rolleyes: . Just because a large company may consider incorporating Xserves into their arsenal doesnt mean that they are suddenly going to remove all of their Wintel boxes and replace them with iMacs or Mac minis as that WOULD be a very expensive exercise indeed especially if the Windoze boxes are still in good working order. Dont forget that just because Macs dont get crippled by PC viruses doesn't mean that an Xserve set up doesnt need to stop them at the front door. Although on saying that Xerve does cam with anti spam and anitvirus built into it since it is expected that it will be going in to a mixed platform environment - so obviously the writter of the article doesn't know that ;)
Jul 31, 2005, 09:16 AM
Apple meets its deadlines. Wake up to reality buddy.
3GHz within 12 months
Jul 31, 2005, 10:26 AM
3GHz within 12 months:rolleyes:That was IBM's fault not Apple's. Why do you think Apple is switching to Intel processors in the first place?
Jul 31, 2005, 10:48 AM
Check out the rest of the article here http://www.thinksecret.com/news/0507osxserver.htmlThanks for the article. I usually keep up with both Think Secret and AppleInsider but I haven't had time to do it lately.
it is expected that it will be going in to a mixed platform environmentGood point. I missed that; didn't I? :o