Apple Coming To Enterprise Via India

in General Discussion edited January 2014
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[quote] In its efforts to gain entry into the enterprise business segement for its desktops and operating systems, Apple Computer has decided to use India as a major outsourcing destination for the development of business applications to build an eco-system around Apple platforms.

Apple recently entered into contracts with leading Indian software companies for joint development of business software applications on its latest operating system, Mac OS X. The company is also working with other Indian independent software vendors (ISVs) to port their applications on Apple platform.

Apple is known for its desktop computer called ?iMac? that is considered to be used mainly by high end design professionals and young individuals. The company is now getting beyond its trendy desktop image and plans to break into the serious business applications segment.


Woohoo. About damn time.

[ 02-26-2002: Message edited by: glurx ]</p>


  • Reply 2 of 10
    glurxglurx Posts: 1,031member
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    glurxglurx Posts: 1,031member
    applenut: This thread should properly stand separately. The other thread is about the entirety of Apple's involvement in India whereas this thread is devoted to:

    a. Apple's prospective return to the enterprise

    b. Their use of Indian software developers


    Apple has consistently denied for years now any intention whatsoever to compete in the enterprise space. Now that this fiction is in tatters what does Apple need to do to compete? What software do they need to develop? Will they need to develop additional hardware too?
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    Yea, let's start a new thread on whether Apple will be providing OS X in Hindu or some other Indian language. The more the merrier!
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    dogcowdogcow Posts: 713member
    [quote]Originally posted by MacsRGood4U:

    <strong>Yea, let's start a new thread on whether Apple will be providing OS X in Hindu or some other Indian language. The more the merrier!</strong><hr></blockquote>

    Wouldn't that be sandscript?
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    Sanskrit is an ancient Indo-European language that is not commonly spoken in India, although it is one of India's several dozen official languages. Much of India's classical literature is written in Sanskrit, and you can still study the language at the university, etc., but my understanding is that the popular usage of Sanskrit is analogous to that of Latin or Yiddish.

    Hindi and it's derivations are spoken by about 30-40% of the Indian population. English is used in government and business, and by the more educated classes in general.

    I'm not sure what Apple would use, probably English and Hindi.
  • Reply 7 of 10
    glurxglurx Posts: 1,031member
    <a href=""; target="_blank">Stewart Alsop</a> is one of those who thinks Apple can reenter the enterprise market.

    I'm betting that five years from now Apple has at least an eight percent share of the enterprise market. What I'm really curious to know, is what iApp(s) they're developing to spearhead a renewed push into this market segment.
  • Reply 8 of 10
    glurxglurx Posts: 1,031member
    Charles Haddad in his column in Business Week says <a href=""; target="_blank">Apple should stay out</a> of the enterprise.
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    junkyard dawgjunkyard dawg Posts: 2,801member
    Haddad is a turd. He knows little and can predict nothing. Time and again he has demonstrated his ignorance of Macs and Apple computer inc. He is a Mac user who is computer illiterate.
  • Reply 10 of 10
    glurxglurx Posts: 1,031member
    All true, but since he's published by BW he has an audience.

    Is he in the print edition too?
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