辦公室裝置 蘋果將取代PC?

(原文於2015年10月28日在香港經濟日報刊登)

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大家心目中的Apple,或許仍是與「潮」掛鈎,但自從去年七月IBM公布與Apple合作發展企業流動應用方案開始,許多企業開始意識到:原來Apple裝置如Mac Book也可以取代筆記簿PC,成為常規電腦應用方案。

就以IBM為例,昔日都是以「Wintel」PC作為企業主流運算設備。自公布與Apple的合作後,IBM便開始向銷售人員提供iPad、今年更六月更將計劃擴大至Apple裝置、並開放予普通員工。

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Mobility a catalyst for enterprise transformation

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Ever since first Apple iPhone was unveiled the in 2007 the world has been in love with smartphones. Taking a ride on the MTR shows just how prevalent and personal they have become. Ten years ago a lot of people would have been reading newspapers but that’s quite uncommon now; instead commuters are reading news on their mobiles and partaking of many other mobile activities.

Suffice to say mobile devices have had a huge impact in the social sphere but when it comes to business, their presence is less obvious. Why is that? Well for a start CIOs were justifiably concerned about poor security on most smartphones, which is why BlackBerrys – thanks to a more robust security model – were once the preferred choice for enterprise users. The next stage was for companies to leverage mobile device management systems (MDMS) that grew up to plug the mobile security gap, enabling the now common “bring your own device” programs that typically give employees access to company email and perhaps a few other generic apps.

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