Apple and the Enterprise

(Via Phil Windley:)

Aaron Vegh has written a piece at on Apple and the Enterprise. After talking about the problems that the Sassar worm caused for his employer, he says:

“This isn’t the first time that those widely-publicized Windows security issues have bitten this company. When you think of both man-hours trying to fix the problem, and the combined loss of productivity in a company this size, the cost must be amazing. So the question must be asked: how can this company — indeed, any large corporation — rationally choose to support a Windows infrastructure?

The answer is complicated, and has as much to do with inertia, ignorance and comfort level as it does with dollars and cents.”

My co-worker added an interesting remark: corporate IT usually regards Apple PCs as “toys” due to their user-friednlyness, while home users regard them as professional tools due to their pricing.

I wonder if Apple plans to work on those perceptions or just evolve into a digital lifestyle device company.

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