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If Apple Owned the Enterprise

Apple owns the financial markets, but Microsoft still owns the enterprise desktop. And it'll remain that way for at least the near future. Gartner's latest and greatest research foresees Windows 7 on nearly all but 6 percent of PCs being shipped well into 2012. OS X might seem like an afterthought, at only 4.5 percent of the total.

But what if things were the other way around? What if Apple had 94 percent? Apple has been making its mark in the consumer space with its iPhones and iPads. With these products becoming serious business tools, it's bound to have an effect on the enterprise at some point. With Macs nearly at price parity with Windows machines, it would take some brave IT admins to suggest turning the enterprise into an Apple-only shop.

So, imagine your enterprise as an Apple-only shop. Would that make your job easier or more difficult? Let Doug know at [email protected]
- By Michael Domingo

Posted by Michael Domingo on 08/12/2011 at 1:18 PM


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