“When you think about Apple, you think about stylish consumer gadgets like iPads, iPhones, iPods and Macs — but you don’t necessarily think of a business IT company,” David Goldman reports for CNNMoney. “Apparently, Apple doesn’t either.”
“Apple decided last month to kill its Xserve line of rack servers, one of its rare pure-enterprise products,” Goldman reports. “What’s more, Apple gave its business customers just four months to adapt, notifying them through a ‘transition guide’ that it would no longer sell Xserves after Jan. 31, 2011.”
Goldman reports, “Xserve customers’ reaction was, unsurprisingly, a mix of confusion and frustration…. [However] Many Xserve customers say they’re sticking with the Macintosh platform for both desktop and servers. A survey of 1,200 Xserve customers conducted by the Enterprise Desktop Alliance found that 70% of Xserve customers say Apple’s announcement will have no impact on their organization’s decision to buy new Macs.”
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Edward W.” for the heads up.]