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maclamb
Nov 22, 2002, 01:26 PM
received this in email today:

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TECHNOLOGY & BUSINESS DAILY INFOWORLD.COM
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Friday, November 22, 2002

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Will Apple be able to successfully expand into the enterprise in the next five years? That's the question we asked in last week's InfoWorld Interactive. Here are your responses:

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12.7%. A. Definitely



32.9%. B. Possibly



35.4%. C. Unlikely



16.5%. D. No



1.3%. E. Don't know

lmalave
Nov 22, 2002, 01:40 PM
Interesting. Depends how they define success. Will Apple gain significant market share in the corp. world within the next 5 years? Maybe, maybe not. I think their success in the enterprise market will mirror what goes on in the consumer market. If in the next 5 years Apple can break above 10% market share, then you'll start to see companies buying Apple. Also, as I mentioned in another post, I think Apple's success on the corporate desktop will mirror the success of Linux on back-office servers, especially at tech companies. Engineers and scientists that work with Linux/Unix servers anyway will be attracted to an easy-to-use Unix machine that can also run MS Office apps.