“Is Apple an enterprise software or hardware company? That’s the question Gartner’s Nick Jones asks, ultimately answering with ‘you have to have a pretty relaxed definition [of enterprise] before Apple fits it,'” Matt Asay reports for CNET.
“It strikes me, however, that ‘enterprise’ isn’t something you define. It’s just what gets used within the enterprise,” Asay reports.
“With this definition in mind, Apple clearly fits the ‘enterprise’ moniker, whether Apple wants it or not,” Asay reports. “As BusinessWeek reported back in 2008, the Mac is finding its way into enterprise computing, with or without the IT department’s blessing. Ditto the iPhone.”
“Enterprise is as enterprise does,” Asay writes. “Would you rather work for the company that builds software for the enterprise, or would you prefer to work for the company whose software gets used by the enterprise? If you can have both, great. But it’s silly to say Apple isn’t an enterprise company simply because it sells to the enterprise without even trying.”
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “James W.” for the heads up.]