[News] Report: Mac adoption expanding in the enterprise - Linux

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  1. [News] Report: Mac adoption expanding in the enterprise


    Despite the lack of any clear and obvious enterprise strategy at
    Apple, analyst Benjamin Gray of Forrester Research reported an
    incremental gain in enterprise Mac use...

    "Apple's singular focus on user experience has resulted in some
    success in the enterprise—without even trying to break into the
    market," Grey wrote...noting that Mac deployment in the enterprise has
    climbed from 1.1 percent in October 2006 to 3.6 percent in October
    2007, and by June 2008 reached 4.5 percent.

    ....many corporations are now investigating increased use of Macs and
    looking at platform diversity as a strength, not a problem.
    Additionally, the enterprise platform is slowly shifting away from
    Windows-based hardware and toward web-based standards that can run
    anywhere...

    In contrast, while Microsoft has been pushing hard to get companies to
    adopt Windows Vista, its growth in the enterprise has been well below
    expectations. The company originally set a goal of 20 percent adoption
    by the end of 2007, but Forrester's study found only 5 percent by
    October 2007 and 8.8 percent by June 2008.


    http://www.appleinsider.com/articles...nterprise.html

    Ballmer's recent comments reflect fear at Microsoft of Apple moving
    into the enterprise. Apart from a few industries, Apple has not made
    overt efforts to do this. The recent trend in that direction seems to
    be a side effect of Apple successes in the retail computers, and from
    the iPhone, iPod.

  2. Re: [News] Report: Mac adoption expanding in the enterprise

    On Sun, 28 Sep 2008 12:17:42 -0700 (PDT), nessuno@wigner.berkeley.edu
    wrote:

    >
    > Despite the lack of any clear and obvious enterprise strategy at
    > Apple, analyst Benjamin Gray of Forrester Research reported an
    > incremental gain in enterprise Mac use...
    >
    > "Apple's singular focus on user experience has resulted in some
    > success in the enterpriseˇXwithout even trying to break into the
    > market," Grey wrote...noting that Mac deployment in the enterprise has
    > climbed from 1.1 percent in October 2006 to 3.6 percent in October
    > 2007, and by June 2008 reached 4.5 percent.
    >
    > ...many corporations are now investigating increased use of Macs and
    > looking at platform diversity as a strength, not a problem.
    > Additionally, the enterprise platform is slowly shifting away from
    > Windows-based hardware and toward web-based standards that can run
    > anywhere...


    That's probably true, and low on the numbers in fact.
    I see Macs everywhere.

    > In contrast, while Microsoft has been pushing hard to get companies to
    > adopt Windows Vista, its growth in the enterprise has been well below
    > expectations. The company originally set a goal of 20 percent adoption
    > by the end of 2007, but Forrester's study found only 5 percent by
    > October 2007 and 8.8 percent by June 2008.
    >


    So was Windows XP adoption in the corporation.
    Corporations use what works and if it ain't broke, they are not interested
    in fixing it.

    > http://www.appleinsider.com/articles...nterprise.html
    >
    > Ballmer's recent comments reflect fear at Microsoft of Apple moving
    > into the enterprise. Apart from a few industries, Apple has not made
    > overt efforts to do this. The recent trend in that direction seems to
    > be a side effect of Apple successes in the retail computers, and from
    > the iPhone, iPod.


    What you should be asking yourself is why Linux desktop is still going no
    place in the corporate world.
    Why is OpenOffice stagnant as well, even under the Windows platform.



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