“Last summer, when I wrote about Apple’s relationship with enterprise IT, I talked about earlier Apple decisions to stop producing its rack-mounted Xserve server and refocus its server platform, OS X Server, on the small business market,” Ryan Faas reports for Computerworld. “Since then, Apple has largely focused on making its consumer-oriented products — the iPhone, iPad, and Mac — as enterprise-friendly as possible. These devices ship with out-of-the-box support for key enterprise technologies like Active Directory, Exchange, ActiveSync, and a wide range of mobile device management (MDM) solutions that can manage both iOS devices and Macs.”
“That strategy makes a lot of sense because it removes the need for a large investment in infrastructure or software dedicated specifically to supporting Apple’s products,” Fass reports. “The strategy also built on the BYOD trend that has reshaped the very concept of how IT handles mobile technology. It’s a strategy that Apple should continue.”
ass reports, “Recently, however, Apple seems to be falling back into some of its old habits and it now looks like the company may be starting to inch its way back to the data center.”
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