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MacBytes
Nov 17, 2009, 09:39 PM
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Link: Will Apple ever become a viable enterprise technology? (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20091117223904)
Description:: Gartner Symposium debate stirs things up as analysts discuss the iPhone, Mac OS X and incorporating Apple products in business

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rowsdower
Nov 17, 2009, 09:48 PM
"If you start running Macs, you have to start running two operating systems. So you are paying to support two operating system on one machine. That's not cost effective."


I think there's a bit of an assumption here.

sammich
Nov 17, 2009, 10:20 PM
Apple isn't a technology.

It would make more sense if they added 'vendor' to the end of that article title. The article itself doesn't help itself, with the above quote and the HTML5 comment.

Saladinos
Nov 17, 2009, 11:13 PM
"Do you think they'll support HTML5, which will allow you to install applications beyond the App Store? The goal is to lock you into proprietary vendor. Do you really want to be in that jail?"

I stopped reading there. Comparing Microsoft and Apple on use of standards, and their corresponding share of the enterprise market shows you that corporations don't require standards.

But if they did, it'd be Apple or Google that they'd turn to. Apple has been one of the most instrumental players in HTML5. The iPhone already supports it, OSX already supports it. WebKit is quickly becoming one of the most important open source projects anywhere.

Not only has Apple been working on HTML5, but they've added support for draft standards for all kinds of additional features - WebGL, GPS access, etc.

Microsoft, on the other hand, not only hardly uses open standards, but tries to derail standards like HTML by creating nonstandard implementations which have market dominance thanks to Windows' dominance. Where is the native PDF support in Windows? Where is the CalDAV support? Why doesn't Office even properly implement its own OOXML standard? What's up with the proprietary filesystems like NTFS?

SPUY767
Nov 18, 2009, 12:16 AM
I get bored of reading these articles. Apple doesn't compete in these markets because it does not want to. Enterprise markets have thin margins, they require huge investment in infrastructure for little return in the terms of profits. From Apple's perspective, the Enterprise is just not a smart investment.

Evangelion
Nov 18, 2009, 08:23 AM
Um, Apple-gear is already used in many enterprises....

BongoBanger
Nov 18, 2009, 11:33 AM
I stopped reading there. Comparing Microsoft and Apple on use of standards, and their corresponding share of the enterprise market shows you that corporations don't require standards.

Actually they do. It's incredibly important and currently Microsoft are the only ones to offer it at desktop level.

But if they did, it'd be Apple or Google that they'd turn to.

Why?

tbrinkma
Nov 18, 2009, 02:09 PM
Actually they do. It's incredibly important and currently Microsoft are the only ones to offer it at desktop level.

Umm... Wha? What standards *at all* are Microsoft currently the only ones to offer at a desktop level?