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Monday, January 30, 2012

Apple Excels in Enterprise, Leaving Android in the Dust

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 03:00 AM

http://www.appleinsider.com/article...nterprise_.html

"In the consumer market, Apple's iOS and Android's licensees have engaged in a consumer tug of war over sales. Among enterprise buyers however, Apple has maintained extensive lead that is only strengthening."

Interesting read on how Apple has maintained marketshare and in fact increased it over Android when it comes to the enterprise market.


Friday, July 15, 2011

Print Ads From Apple About Enterprise, Has The World Stopped Spinning?

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 07:30 PM

http://www.edibleapple.com/apples-l...+(Edible+Apple)

"Apple has historically never been that invested in the enterprise, but the advent of the iPhone changed all that. Slowly but surely, and similar to Apple's interest in gaming, Apple has embraced the enterprise with increased vigor."

Interesting to say the least, and I don't recall ever seeing an Apple ad geared towards businesses, but I could just be very tunnel visioned. They usually don't gear their advertising to businesses but I'm glad they are, as AT&T says, four out of every ten iPhones are sold to enterprise users.


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Apple Making Gains in the Business and Government Sectors

Posted by Joe Johaneman in "Apple News" @ 06:30 AM

http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2...f-pc-market.ars

"Apple has not had much of a history with respect to enterprise computing, but an analysis of second quarter sales shows Apple making big gains in business and government sectors. According to Needham analyst Charlie Wolf, sales of Macs to large businesses in particular grew far more than overall sales of PCs in the same timeframe. The specific reasons for the uptick aren't clear, but Apple could sustain the growth with a more proactive enterprise strategy."

This is exciting news for Apple. Chris Foresman over at Ars Technica discusses several reasons why Apple's sales are increasing in the business and government sectors. It is possibly due to lower priced iMacs and Mac Minis. He also mentions the halo effect that the iPhone might be making on business users who own the device. All in all, it's a good read, and it'll be interesting to see if Apple begins to shift some of their focus from the consumer market to the enterprise market.


Thursday, April 8, 2010

So What Did We Learn About iPhone OS 4.0 Today?

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 02:29 PM

http://www.engadget.com/2010/04/08/...one-os-4-event/

Just what did Steve Jobs teach us today? Well, initially what we learned about what the latest product to come out of Cupertino, the iPad. We learned 300,000 iPads sold on Saturday (with a total of 450,000 so far), 250,000 books downloaded on day one and as of today that total reached 600,000. We also learned that there are over 185,000 apps in the App Store with 3,500 of them specifically for the iPad. And we learned that the iPhone won the JD Power satisfaction award for 2010 making it three years in a row. They have also sold 50 million iPhones, and a combined 85 million iPhones and iPod Touches. For the iPhone OS 4.0 we learned that there are over 100 new user features, that include creating playlists, 5x digital zoom, tap to focus, home screen customizable wallpaper, file and delete mail search results and many others but Steve wanted to focus on just seven of those features.

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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Apple Gears up for Enterprise

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 12:00 PM

http://blogs.computerworld.com/1567...e+Intelligence)

"Apple is a consumer-focused company first and foremost. They have enterprise sales departments but the bulk of their marketing and support effort go into consumer sales."

Image Credit: www.maconlysource.com

Now that Apple filed paperwork to trademark "Joint Venture" they may be rethinking all of this and heading into the enterprise market. The paperwork they filed described the trademark as including "Maintenance, installation and repair of computer hardware, computer peripherals, computer networks, and consumer electronic devices; information, advisory and consultancy services." Sounds business oriented to me, and also it seems like it is about time they focus on this aspect of the computer market, or at least devote more resources than they have in the past. What are your thoughts? How do you think Apple is going to do in this part of the market?


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Forrester Says IT Should Support iPhones

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple iPhone & iPod Touch" @ 09:00 AM

http://apple20.blogs.fortune.cnn.co...ort-the-iphone/

"In the early days of Apple's (AAPL) iPhone, when corporate IT managers were taking their first close look at the device (and wondering whether it would find a place in their organizations alongside Research in Motion's (RIMM) BlackBerry), few documents were more influential than the Forrester Research report entitled "The iPhone Is Not Meant For Enterprises.""

This report ought to generate howls of outrage and a contention that Forrester doesn't know what they're talking about, unlike when they said the iPhone wasn't right for businesses. The reasons, as listed, are things iPhone owners have known since day one. Employees like them (obviously), collaboration is easier (I'm not 100% sure about that one, but they do mean internet collaboration; I'm guessing site deployment and web app testing in this case), they need less hand holding (this is definitely true; most iPhone folks are self sufficient or help each other), and they can be cheaper in the long-run (All I know is that my BlackBerry is significantly more expensive on a monthly basis than my iPhone is).

Of course, no $750 report (no, I'm not kidding) is complete without caveats and there are a few of those, too, including the lack of a full VPN solution, lack of cut and paste, etc., but the article notes that a lot of the quibbling little issues should be fixed in 3.0; something we're all waiting for.

Overall, I see no reason to keep anything out of IT or the enterprise. As long as expectations are clearly set with those that go outside the prescribed equipment, nothing should be too big a problem to handle. We have iPhones, G1's, and BlackBerry handhelds in our enterprise and we've set the users' expectations for what they'll get and what they have to get on their own. Its made the process relatively smooth since day one.


Thursday, March 12, 2009

Apple Lays Off 50 Employees, or Have They?

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 12:00 PM

http://www.appletell.com/apple/comm...f-50-employees/

"Despite many other companies releasing employees during the current economic situation, Apple always stated they had no plans to show any employees the door. But now it seems that for both business and financial reasons, they've had to let 50 employees go, according to CNET News."

CNET refers to two reports by ValleyWag and 9to5mac that state 50 employees were laid off. An entire sales staff in Austin, TX and several at the Apple Campus in Cupertino, CA were the casualties of "business and economic" problems. This was denied by Apple, even though several sites were reporting similar information. The start of this bagan last year when Apple de-emphasized the direct enterprise sales force in favor of using resellers and channel partners to get the products out there into the hands of businesses. It appears to be working as this recent article in Apple Thoughts noted.

On the Apple Store side of things, they seem to be cooking right along. According to www.ifoAppleStore.com, Apple is planning a 2nd store in Scotland, a new store in the Boston area, have started construction on a 5th store in Toronto, and are close to getting plans approved for the Georgetown store. Oh and don't forget the recently opened Greensboro, NC store.


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Apple Making Inroads in Enterprise Computing

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Talk" @ 09:00 AM

http://www.macsimumnews.com/index.p...the_enterprise/

"A group of enterprise-class software developers have launched a new organization to help IT departments integrate Macs into the corporate environment—has conducted a survey of over 300 IT administrators and found that more Macs are coming to the enterprise."

It won't be an overnight rousing success for Apple, but it's good news for them that corporations have finally gotten over the "computers run Windows" thing to some extent. There are lots more operating systems appearing both in server racks and on end users' desktops and there's no way to look at that as a bad thing. Read the study for some interesting stats about the future of Macs in the corporate world.


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