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mhhfive
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mhhfive,
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6/30/2017 | 6:16:59 PM
Re: Company iPhone
> "...argue that the iPhone is a better enterprise device than Android is.."

This is probably true for many corporate environments, but I was thinking more along the lines of datacenters and desktops. Apple used to have a line of servers. For whatever reasons, Apple went with the "trashcan" design for its professional line of computers, and that has really hurt its reputation as a company that understands its corporate customers.

The iPhone may be a foot in the door for expansion into the enterprise market, but how does Apple really go from handheld devices to "lights out" datacenters? Is there some secret Apple program that will use custom ARM chips for virtual machine datacenters? That seems unlikely to happen, even if it would be cool.... 
Susan Fourtané
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Susan Fourtané,
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6/30/2017 | 2:22:19 AM
Re: Company iPhone
If you get a closer look at startups, they all use Macs. -Susan
danielcawrey
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danielcawrey,
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6/28/2017 | 10:28:45 PM
Re: Company iPhone
@mhhfive They already are in this market. 

I would argue that the iPhone is a better enterprise device than Android is. When Blackberry started sputtering years ago many companies switched to iPhone. Enterprise is a huge moneymaker and Apple won't ignore it. 
JohnMason
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JohnMason,
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6/28/2017 | 6:51:52 PM
Re: Company iPhone
Oddly enough, most of the desktop computers run Windows--only a few are Macs (usually at the employee's insistence). On the other hand, iPhones are everywhere at work.
mhhfive
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mhhfive,
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6/28/2017 | 2:11:33 PM
Re: Company iPhone
Will Apple ever get into enterprise hardware/software (again)? It seems like Apple might tarnish its image a bit as a "cool" device maker if it spreads its brand over the corporate world too much. But then again, I'd be fascinated by a truly enterprise grade version of macOS server and networking software -- and Apple hardware to go with it.
danielcawrey
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6/27/2017 | 11:41:17 PM
Re: Company iPhone
This partnership makes a lot of sense. Apple offers a lot of great technology for an organization's users, and Cisco already has those relationships. 

If I worked at a big company, I would want to have a Mac over a PC anyday. 
JohnMason
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JohnMason,
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6/26/2017 | 8:57:38 PM
Company iPhone
Maybe that is why I was issued a company iPhone a little while back (instead of having to get my personal iPhone certified for company use).


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