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  • Apple's Growing Slice Of The Enterprise Market Should Offset Other Concerns [View article]
    @TragicallyHip

    Other systems have similar issues, and there is no perfect operating system/device. The battery drain issue is a common issue for ALL phones, including the new z10.

    Just because there are issues surrounding the Apple environment, does not mean that they are not ready for an enterprise environment. And they have been serving this market already.
    Feb 19 09:38 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Reaching The Tipping Point Of Microsoft's Platform Leader Advantage [View article]
    @Rking1965

    You bring up compelling arguments. While I do agree that de-throning Microsoft in the enterprise space is unlikely in the near future, Apple is managing at paving their way into the enterprise market.

    However, your notion that people don't want to use a second platform is mislead. The consumer market is a completely different space, and the future generation isn't as devoted to the PC revolution as you think. Consider my restatement of your thoughts:
    I am [forced] to work at least 40 hours a week on a Windows O/S and [thankfully] getting paid to do so. [I can't wait] to work on a another O/S for personal use that [is way more] productive as far as business applications [and all other purposes] goes.
    Apr 8 10:26 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's Growing Slice Of The Enterprise Market Should Offset Other Concerns [View article]
    @hforadori

    The difference between Apple and BlackBerry in this scenario is that BlackBerry's core business, and strength was originally in the enterprise market. As they began focusing on personal use, and providing lower cost phones to increase market share, they slowly started to slip on providing the best enterprise solution.

    Apple is beginning to step into this role, and is strong in its other segments - including iTunes & app revenue, and also personal use sales for Macs, iPads, and iPhones. The difference is that the enterprise market is not Apple's lifeline, but a new growth opportunity, that will provide more stability.
    Feb 19 09:56 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Reaching The Tipping Point Of Microsoft's Platform Leader Advantage [View article]
    @MarketDummy

    It's great that Microsoft's Surface Pro can run PC-level applications (note the Surface RT that sold ~1 million units can't do this), but don't the low sales numbers point to the fact that consumers don't care? The Surface might help bridge the gap between content consumption tablets and content production laptops, but the world isn't ready to replace their desktop computers with tablets yet, and the demand for a PC-level tablet isn't high. Tablets don't need to run 'full' versions of all software. I wouldn't go so far to call a mobile/tablet versions that serve a different purpose to be crippled versions.

    I also hope that when "Apple catches up and does the same", they will be selling a lot more units than Microsoft has.
    Apr 8 08:57 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Reaching The Tipping Point Of Microsoft's Platform Leader Advantage [View article]
    @CTYANK

    Thanks for reading. I agree with you that Windows and Office currently are accepted as the industry standard. Technology and software is improving rapidly these days - wouldn't you say the possibility exists that it is no longer the standard in 5+ years?
    Apr 8 06:51 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's Growing Slice Of The Enterprise Market Should Offset Other Concerns [View article]
    @Tusc
    @dencentral

    Great points. I agree that capital outlay is the largest deterrent in adopting the Mac environment. Corporations are finally realizing the life cycle cost of much lower, given lower IT costs. Another issue was previously the availability of software restricted to Windows, but almost all software is now available on both windows and Mac, and this is no longer a problem.
    Feb 20 07:44 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's Growing Slice Of The Enterprise Market Should Offset Other Concerns [View article]
    @winnie6052

    Great point. There are many examples that prove Apple is successfully being integrated by companies large and small. Or course there won't be negative pages, but these testamonials just goes to show that Apple a clear choice in enterprise, and there is plenty of room to grow.
    Feb 19 10:52 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BB10 Launch: Large Step For RIM, Small Step To Regain Market Share [View article]
    Hi Tim,

    That's a great point, and I do agree that RIM does still have a large number of customers who will continue to choose Blackberry over other phones.

    However as an ex-blackberry fan myself, I lost patience for them long ago, and a flashy new OS and phone will not be enough to entice me to convert back to Blackberry. No doubt there is a large number of consumers in the same position I am in.

    I am not recommending to buy or sell RIMM stock, but to be wary that launching a flashy new product is just a small step to put RIM back in the game as a smartphone market leader.
    Jan 21 09:05 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Reaching The Tipping Point Of Microsoft's Platform Leader Advantage [View article]
    @DanoX

    There's a few ways to look at the 'competition' aspect.
    1. Is the competition to be the industry leader for server solutions and operating systems, meaning that it is crucial for Microsoft Office Suite, Exchange, Sharepoint, etc to remain as the industry standard? If so, remembering that the bulk of Microsoft's revenue is derived from this, then ensuring that Office is used on the Apple platform ensures their stance.
    2. Is the competition to win in hardware sales for tablets, and can their device compete in both the consumer and enterprise markets? If the Surface can offer seamless integration with Microsoft and Windows products, then the Surface will be successful for enterprise use regardless of whether or not and iPad/Android Office app or is released.
    3. Does reluctance to release tablet Office versions benefit the competition of the growing Google Apps, iWork, and other third party office apps?

    Apr 8 09:48 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Reaching The Tipping Point Of Microsoft's Platform Leader Advantage [View article]
    @CTYANK

    These days, taking so much as 10-15% market share of the smartphone sector is no easy feat. When do you expect Microsoft & Nokia to accomplish this by?
    Apr 8 09:18 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Reaching The Tipping Point Of Microsoft's Platform Leader Advantage [View article]
    @michael.f.blair

    Considering your thoughts on the reverse situation, Apple's operating revenues are not heavily weighted in system/server/software licensing, whereas Microsoft's is. Microsoft Office is used and desired by Apple users because it currently is the industry standard - but with the growing number of Apple users who still want to continue using Microsoft Office, isn't Microsoft missing out on lost revenue? The question becomes - do they want to pursue a platform strategy or a product strategy?

    And is the revenue earned from keeping Office proprietory to Microsoft devices only and from hardware sales worth the loss in licensing fees?

    There's risk to both releasing Office for other platforms, and to not releasing it.
    Apr 8 07:00 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Should Tim Cook Ask WWJD (What Would Jobs Do)? [View article]
    @scott trader

    Hah! nice analogy
    Mar 6 11:41 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Should Tim Cook Ask WWJD (What Would Jobs Do)? [View article]
    @streetwatcher

    Stocks go up and down and I was by no means saying that Cook was responsible for apple's stock price fate. The low price is really just a blessing in disguise for Apple to repurchase shares.
    Mar 6 11:41 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon's Moat Will Widen With Amazon Prime [View article]
    @videoman

    Absolutely, and discount e-tailing IS their core business. Going into video streaming is a way to complement their Kindle sector. Adding more perks to what Amazon Prime buys you will increase Prime membership and also allow them to increase membership costs in the future for more consistent revenue, as their margins decline.
    Mar 5 09:01 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon's Moat Will Widen With Amazon Prime [View article]
    @sometimes

    Entering online video streaming may be costing AMZN a fortune, but making investments in content is a necessary investment to prevent Netflix from running too far ahead as a market leader.

    In a field such as digital media content, it will be a contest of who can hold their breath the longest, and Amazon's other businesses will help back up their revenues while forcing Netflix's hand. If anything, they will keep pushing until a fissure swallows Netflix.
    Mar 4 11:01 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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