For many, Apple's MacBook line has become one of the best ways to run Windows thanks to virtualization software. But for those who don't want to gobble up hard disk space by installing their own, a new cloud-based option is now available.
TechCrunch reports that Appcelerator quietly announced its annual data, discussing the percentage of app development for the enterprise by mobile OS. Last year, Apple's iOS and Google's Android were deadlocked at 44%. This year however, Apple made a significant jump to 53% while Android slowly sunk to 38%.
Did you hear the news? Never mind the fact that the iPad 2 is selling out all over the world -- a prominent Dell executive has predicted it’s doomed to fail. Meanwhile, an HP executive claims Apple has a “poor relationship” with its partners.
It has been well documented that the iPad is starting to come into its own as a power player within the corporate world. As businesses start to become more familiar with the "magical" device, and finding ways to integrate its use into everyday functions, one major Apple partner could be on the verge of implementing it onto their sales floors for associates to utilize.
If you've been begging your business' IT overlords to upgrade your old Blackberry beater to some new iPhone hotness, you might soon get your wish, as Apple has sorted out a method for enterprise iOS users to create customizeable App Store filters.
It's no secret that Apple has slowly but surely found ways to integrate their iPhone and iPad into the corporate workplace. It's also not much of a secret that Research in Motion, normally the corporate kingpin in the mobile world, is starting to take notice. But perhaps RIM's feathers are more ruffled due to Apple having reportedly plucked at least five key members of RIM's sales staff in the least year and a half.
Let it be known that Apple has been doing a lot of business with, um, business.
According to the number crunchers at Needham & Company, Apple's sales to business customers grew upwards of 50% during the second fiscal quarter of 2010--that's three times the increase enjoyed by PC manufacturers to the same sector, who could only claim a 12.1% rise in their sales.
Yahoo Finance reported today that the Enterprise Desktop Alliance's annual survey shows that 66% of IT administrators expected the number of Macs in their sites to increase this year. The leading reasons for more Macs were user preference, increased productivity, and ease of technical support.