"Another more immediate effect, across a wide range of enterprises, will be the corporate permission to use Apple devices. Recall the age-old mantra You Don’t Get Fired For Buying IBM, which later became DEC, then Microsoft, then Sun…and now Apple. Valley gossip has it that IBM issued an edict stating that Macs were to be supported internally within 30 days. Apparently, at some exec meetings, it’s MacBooks all around the conference room table — except for the lonely Excel jockey who needs to pivot tables.Shift Happens: Apple + IBM. This Time It’ll Be Different. | Monday Note
We’ll see if the company whose motto once was Think actually works well with the Think Different squad."
Monday, August 25, 2014
Shift Happens: Apple + IBM. This Time It’ll Be Different. | Monday Note
Final paragraphs of a Jean-Louis Gassée Apple/IBM reality check; I'm sure those IBM numbers jockeys are using IBM Symphony rather than Microsoft Excel, however...