‘Apple in the Enterprise’ blog debuts

Sanford Barton has informaed MacDailyNews that he has started a blog, “Apple in the Enterprise,” to cover Apple Computer products and services as they relate to the Enterprise Computing space. Barton has several articles online currently, which cover some of the latest releases of Apple enterprise hardware and software, as well as a review of the support options for Xserve and Xsan hardware.

Big iron from our favorite fruit company:
http://homepage.mac.com/sbarton/iblog/apple/index.html

8 Comments

  1. thanks for the info.

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    Magic word is first, as in, first post?

  2. Let me be the first to congratulate Dan on using the magic word!

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    I think Apple has a shot at getting back into Enterprise.

  3. “I think Apple has a shot at getting back into Enterprise.”

    “Back”? They were never in it, but with that proviso, I’ll agree with you.
    The greatest challenge will be resistance from MCSE types who fear their job security will collapse when companies realize that it takes a much smaller IT staff to administer a Mac network.

    The magic word is “economic”, as in Macs make greater economic sense than PC’s.

  4. Things in Apple’s favor:
    1- The longer M$ delays delivery of Longhorn and the worse the spyware/malware/virus problem becomes.
    2- Apple’s pricing of it’s X-Server, RAID and software compared to the others, including commercial LINUX distros.
    3- New SAN software.
    4- Availabiity of Office, Adobe Suite and other commercial software unavailable on LINUX or other non-Windows operating systems.
    5- New low cost destop hardware-miniMac (sounds better than Mac mini). I think this will find it’s way into more than a few commercial installations. It is a great cost advantage to not have to buy a new display in order to switch Operating Systems.
    There are more, but the snowball is now rolling down the hill (getting bigger) and Bill Gates is standing there taking in the view.

  5. “The greatest challenge will be resistance from MCSE types who fear their job security will collapse when companies realize that it takes a much smaller IT staff to administer a Mac network.”

    This is a very good point. A lot of what they do involves maintenance on those terrible Wintel boxes (anti-virus, security updates, etc.). Job security for IT folk in all that mess.

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