IBM Saving Up to $50m by Switching to Mac

Jonny Evans

Watching Apple since 1999. I don't say what they should do. I say what they might do. They sometimes do.

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  1. Constable Odo says:

    Unfortunately, IBM is only one out of a hundred companies supporting Apple products in the enterprise. 99 of those companies are diehard Microsoft PC users who will never change and Microsoft is willing to do anything to hold on to those customers. That’s how Wall Street sees it so that’s the way it likely is. Businesses are more interested in initial cost than anything else and those Windows PCs always win the contracts because they bid at such a low price. Apple products seem to be getting more and more expensive for buyers. Apple’s economies of scale only works for Apple and not for customers.

    I think the only thing that could wrest the grip of Windows away is those dirt-cheap Chromebook devices. Just like the Chromebooks are undercutting the crap out of Apple in schools it’s likely going to be the same way in the enterprise. Cheap, cheaper, cheapest is the strongest battle-cry in winning the war for computer sales.

    • Girl says:

      This is one of the most intelligent posts I have ever read. I completely agree with your sentiment of how consumers think and how Apple’s cost structure really does only benefits them and not consumers. If they were to smarten up, they would come up with a better range of products that are strong but would actually compete with Microsoft. I am saving up for an Apple. With the number of laptops I have bought over a short period of time, I could have gotten an Apple laptop that would have lasted me that long. It is just the initial costs is something I cannot handle and I refuse to borrow.

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