Apple’s Enterprise Infiltration | Macdrifter

Gabe Weatherhead fromMacdrifter:

Apple didn’t need to push it’s way into the Enterprise. They got the employees to carry them in and then made it so there were few real reasons for IT managers to keep them out.

I couldn't have said it any better. Apple's current products work well in a corporate environment, setting up Exchange is so easy almost anybody can do it without having to ask their IT guys for help. Even Forrester thinks large enterprises should let their employees use Macs

I use a MacBook Air in a mostly PC office with no issues whatsoever. I also have my iPhone and iPad using exchange, but this is not unusual at all. I'd say most people I work with have an iPhone and many have iPads.

What nobody seems to have is a BlackBerry. A few weeks ago I needed to check how a site rendered in BlackBerry. I came out of the conference room and asked loudly if anyone had one. Many ignored me. Most laughed at me.

Microsoft Word doesn't know the word "iPad"

Microsoft Word dictionary doesn't know iPadWhile updating a work related document in Microsoft Word, I got the familiar red squiggly line highlighting I had made a spelling mistake.

The word in question was "iPad".

I right-clicked on it to see what Word recommended as alternatives and I got "iPod". It may be time for Microsoft to update their dictionary!

Why Apple will Crush Microsoft in the Post-PC Era | Cult of Mac

Mike Elgan at Cult of Mac explaining that Apple has transformed it's business to the point where PC's are no longer it's main source of revenue, as it once was with the Mac:

Microsoft doesn’t have this luxury. The company is in the position that no company wants to find itself in: It’s got to cannibalize it’s cash cow businesses in order to compete in the future.

In order to have a shot at dominating the post-PC future like it dominates the PC present, Microsoft would have had to do what Apple did: Aggressively build an alternative to the biggest and most important product lines.

The whole article is a good read and points out one of the key differences between Apple and Microsoft.

Apple is always thinking ahead, innovating, and not afraid to cannibalise it's own products (think what the iPhone did to the iPod, and what the iPad is arguably doing to the Mac), while Microsoft is holding on to the past trying to squeeze as much as possible from Windows and Office.