Who'da Thunk It?

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Who'da Thunk It?

Post by Stephen Hart » Thu May 28, 2015 2:14 pm

In a memo to employees, IBM notes that starting today all employees (not just some select developers like in the past) can pick from a MacBook Pro, Macbook Air, or a PC when setting up a new or refreshed workstation. The machines will include new software for security, Wi-Fi, and VPN out of the box so employees just have to connect to the internet to get started, according to the memo. IBM notes that it currently has around 15,000 Macs deployed through its BYOD program, but plans to deploy around 50,000 Macbooks by the end of the year. That, according to the memo, would make IBM the biggest “Mac shop” around, and the company said it’s sharing what it learns through the new deployment with Apple as Apple assists through its device enrollment program.
http://9to5mac.com/2015/05/28/apple-ibm-macs-pc/
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Re: Who'da Thunk It?

Post by Richard Serkes » Thu May 28, 2015 7:12 pm

Really?
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Re: Who'da Thunk It?

Post by Stephen Hart » Thu May 28, 2015 7:36 pm

Richard, this is a family friendly forum. :D
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Re: Who'da Thunk It?

Post by Richard Serkes » Thu May 28, 2015 7:59 pm

What? I think Jobs is saying that IBM is #1.
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Re: Who'da Thunk It?

Post by Jay Cline » Fri May 29, 2015 9:09 am

The first Mac we bought, a Performa 600, had a IBM hard drive inside.
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Re: Who'da Thunk It?

Post by Stephen Hart » Wed Aug 05, 2015 2:27 pm

IBM Launches Services to Deploy Macs at Scale to the Enterprise via Cloud
IBM has announced new cloud-based IT services to help clients quickly, easily and securely integrate Macs with their enterprise systems and applications.

This new offering from IBM MobileFirst Managed Mobility Services is designed to help large enterprises incorporate Macs within their IT infrastructures - a rising requirement, as more clients adopt or allow the use of Macs by their employees. Shipments of Macs are growing faster than the industry average, and the Mac has outgrown the PC industry every year for the last decade.
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Bill Gates was right. The minute you relax your iron grip, some upstart little company will come along and capture your customers.

Of course, to be fair, computers in the old sense have partially given way to iPhones, iPads and copies. Lots of non-business users get along fine with only their iPhone and/or iPad, so the whole "computer" industry is shrinking or at least not growing as fast as it used to.
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