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.
Good Technology has released their Good for Enterprise app which is now available from the App Store. The app provides enterprise-quality email and access to behind-the-firewall applications and data for the iPhone.
Thanks to the success of the iPod and the iPhone, more business environments are adopting Macs, which means that more and more cubicles are converting to Mac OS, according to a report released today by Forrester Research based on 50,000 enterprisers and 2,500 organizations surveyed.