FileMaker 16’s complex simplicity echoes Apple’s enterprise IT strategy

“Nowhere is Apple’s visionary approach to enterprise technology evidenced as clearly as in the latest edition of FileMaker 16 Platform, which comes from an independently-run company that happens to be wholly-owned by Apple,” Jonny Evans writes for Computerworld.

“The veteran solution has been available for over 35 years and has over a million active users. With this kind of constituency, the platform has been given a thorough sprucing up in this release,” Evans writes. “FileMaker says it provides everything needed to create, share, and run custom apps for business teams, but it has worked to make the whole thing much more accessible. The new release includes a host of improvements to mobility, integration, development, scalability and security.”

“I was shown some of these improvements by FileMaker’s director of platform evangelism Andrew LeCates, who agreed that part of the intent is to deliver a product most everyone can make use of out of the box – but one that also offers all the deep complexity you’d expect from any advanced solution in this field,” Evans writes. “That, in essence, is key to Apple’s approach to enterprise technology – one that reflects the continued consumerization of IT: powerful tools can be developed with the user in mind.”

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MacDailyNews Take:

Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains. — Steve Jobs

FileMaker releases FileMaker 16 Platform – May 9, 2017


  1. Look, Apple can always improve, but I wonder if all the people complaining about their hardware have noticed that AAPL is the first company to crack 800 billion in Value (252 in the bank more). I can guarantee that no matter what their hardware will not satisfy everyone, except their happy investors.

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