Apple’s IBM alliance kills Google in the enterprise

“Apple and IBM jointly released a statement about their new plan this evening,” Jonny Evans writes for Computerworld. “If you want to read it, you can take a look here. Indeed, if you are involved in enterprise IT at any level you really should.”

“What’s interesting is the enterprise focus. Apple has always known it is not an enterprise company, but by teaming with IBM it is making the strongest bid yet for enterprise users,” Evans writes. “That’s not to say Apple is in a position of weakness in this partnership: its mobile devices are already in use at thousands of enterprise firms worldwide; its mobile devices are the most secure devices you can get and it is only Apple (of Apple and Android) that offers an operating system that’s suitably secure for enterprise users. (The only military grade Android distribution available was Samsung Knox, which has been discontinued and sold to Google).”

Evans writes, “There’s a couple of ways to see this: 1. Apple has advantages, IBM knows and wants as it prepares to combat Microsoft in enterprise infrastructure markets. Loser: Microsoft. 2. Apple and IBM will now offer a jointly-maintained platform for mobile enterprise users that Microsoft’s cloud-based services and solutions will be able to happily — and securely — play on. Loser: Google/Android.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: This deal is positively thermonuclear. 🙂

Google will rue the day they decided to get greedy by working against Apple instead of with them.MacDailyNews, August 3, 2011

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “MotivDev” for the heads up.]

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40 Comments

  1. going through a miserable windows outlook migration. It is costing as much per user as a new mac mini or iPad Air, but they get to keep their lousy old PCs… a lose, lose situation. And this is just because they have years of email and windows can’t handle it… there’s a guy fanning that email server and patching it with chicken wire and duct tape.

    Mircosoft is such a horrible drain on humanity… Apple/IBM will slay them.

    Google and Enterprise = failed experiment. Their offerings were perpetually buggy and support was lacking. Hidden control panels in google and bad interface = very mirosoftian.

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