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Apple-IBM Deal: Trouble For Google, Microsoft
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jastroff
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jastroff,
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7/17/2014 | 1:26:40 PM
Re: Partnering with a dinosaur
>> I see this notion everywhere.  Apple has taken as step down.  IBM is only good a ditching the stuff they have failed at.  There is no killer combination here - except in some alleged minds.  My predicion is that Apple will never really benefit and will terminate the agreement.

 

Yep. two horses of a different color. partnerships are difficult
anon1871215906
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anon1871215906,
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7/17/2014 | 12:55:19 PM
Partnering with a dinosaur
I see this notion everywhere.  Apple has taken as step down.  IBM is only good a ditching the stuff they have failed at.  There is no killer combination here - except in some alleged minds.  My predicion is that Apple will never really benefit and will terminate the agreement.
FrankBird
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FrankBird,
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7/17/2014 | 12:53:10 PM
Re: Poor BlackBerry
It always astonishes me when commenters and writers dismiss Microsoft in the enterprise. Do any of you work in a real world industry?? Seriously?

A quote from Tim Cook about 90% of enterprises have someone using an iPad is not evidence of ios dominence. Not by a long shot. 

Apple is notoriously poor on enterprise suppert. Having IBM rising shotgun may be a major catalyst to move Apple from being a purveyor of entertainment devices into a serious provider of enterprise tools. 

 
Laurianne
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7/17/2014 | 10:48:44 AM
BlackBerry
RIM isn't the only one to become a footnote in handhelds. Palm Pilot, anyone? The groundbreaker of that day. It is a cruel fact of the mobile market that devices can be leapfrogged.

Healthcare CIOs and others in regulated industries especially feel the security worries of the Android ecosystem.
jastroff
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jastroff,
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7/17/2014 | 10:44:28 AM
Re: Poor BlackBerry
>> Google knows it has to push Android harder in the enterprise market, but Apple's alliance with IBM has made the mountain it must climb that much more steep. Microsoft, after years wandering in the wilderness, has just arrived at the base of the mountain, only to realize it's carrying too much baggage.

time will tell the story. Apple and IBM are such unlikely partners re: culture, outlook, technology, it's hard to see where they fit together. IBM will have to change. May not be such a windfall, but it could work out. MSFT, ah well, it's manufacturing the better buggy to beat the horseless carriage.

 

>> So sad that the once mighty smartphone maker, the one that originally defined the market, is relegated to a footnote, almost a term of derision.

Yeah, it's sad.
David F. Carr
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7/17/2014 | 9:58:52 AM
Poor BlackBerry
So sad that the once mighty smartphone maker, the one that originally defined the market, is relegated to a footnote, almost a term of derision.


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