Will Apple ever become a viable enterprise technology?

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  1. MacBytes macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. rowsdower macrumors 6502

    Jun 2, 2009
    I think there's a bit of an assumption here.
  3. sammich macrumors 601


    Sep 26, 2006
    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.
  4. Saladinos macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2008
    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?
  5. SPUY767 macrumors 68000


    Jun 22, 2003
    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.
  6. Evangelion macrumors 68040

    Jan 10, 2005
    Um, Apple-gear is already used in many enterprises....
  7. BongoBanger macrumors 68000


    Feb 5, 2008
    Actually they do. It's incredibly important and currently Microsoft are the only ones to offer it at desktop level.

  8. tbrinkma macrumors 68000

    Apr 24, 2006
    Umm... Wha? What standards *at all* are Microsoft currently the only ones to offer at a desktop level?

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