“Adopters of Apple server and storage gear say the technology is ready for the rigors of enterprise IT duty. They point to the vendor’s shift to the Intel architecture, plus its support of directory services, clustering and other technology advances,” Deni Connor reports for Network World.

“Not to say Apple still doesn’t have plenty of doubters, who say the company should stick to its consumer efforts,” Connor reports.

Connor reports, “We heard from both sides – and some in between – in recent weeks after we put out a call to readers to get their views on Apple’s enterprise readiness. While we weren’t exactly flooded with responses – which in itself might say something about Apple’s standing in the enterprise – roughly three-quarters of the those who did weigh in are bullish on Apple’s enterprise offerings and direction. That’s consistent with a poll we ran on our Web site earlier this year, in which 80% of the nearly 900 respondents said Macintosh servers and desktops are ready for the enterprise.”

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