“How big a deal is the Apple-IBM deal?” Jim Cramer asks for TheStreet. “Wrong question — how smart is the Apple-IBM deal for Apple? VERY. To me, this is all about IT — meaning that the objections of the IT departments are finally being met from the ground up. We all know what’s been going on at companies in this country for years and years. Ingrained IT people have been reluctant to support Apple, because Apple is a consumer company. They always want us to carry around many devices. They always plead that it is security that keeps the WINTEL system in place with its Blackberry adjunct.”
“We are all sick of hearing it. We — or if you are older, like me, our kids — would not want to buy a WINTEL device unless someone put a gun to our heads, which is exactly what the Information Technology departments in almost all large companies have been doing for years and years,” Cramer writes. “IBM rebuts the objection. IBM is one of those shot-calling companies that shouldn’t be calling the shots but just does. All of us have experienced, at one time or another, the brick wall that is IBM, which stands for ‘you can’t use Apple in this barren ecosystem.’ Now IBM will stand for ‘you have to retrain all of your people to support Apple, and we are no longer blessing the security issue against Apple.'”
“Watch the wins. Watch the rip-outs. Watch the ground-up groundswell. That’s what will tell you if we can really raise numbers for Apple,” Cramer writes. “Raise numbers for IBM off this? I just don’t see it. But it is hard to believe that numbers can stay the same for Apple.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Suck it, IT doofus!
Windows is what people who don’t know any better – or who are forced by the resident IT doofus – struggle to use. – MacDailyNews, June 13, 2011
As the current crop of aging IT doofuses retire or get pink-slipped or, uh, “otherwise move on,” bright, efficient, and productive Mac-using IT people will take their place. Then The Dark Age of Personal Computing, an age in which we have never participated except to marvel at the insanity of it all from behind our vastly superior Macs, will finally end. The last bastion of resistance and stodgy backwards thinking is dying off. Hallelujah! Welcome, productivity! Buh-bye unnecessary hair-pulling stress! – MacDailyNews, September 29, 2010
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