From the Welmac newsletter:
Away from the public view, where it has established itself as a market leader with the iPod and iTunes Music Store, Apple has also been quietly rolling out an enterprise-level business strategy that is beginning to turn some corporate heads.
Based on a foundation of open source software and rock-solid UNIX, the one-time graphics market niche player has in recent years developed a solid range of easy-to-use servers, RAID storage devices and high performance computing clusters, and is selling these into a much wider range of commercial and government markets.
Following similar developments in USA, Europe and more recently Australia, Apple in NZ have set up a specialist team who deals directly with potential commercial customers — identifying needs, assessing solutions and deploying Apple products into cross platform networks, where the Mac operating system has learned to “play nicely” alongside Windows, Novell or Linux.
David Olliver, who heads up the Commercial and Government team in NZ will present to us following his recent trip to Apple’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference in USA. (You know — the one where Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple, announced that Apple will next year begin to use Intel chips in it’s computers!)
The Wellington Macintosh Society in conjunction with the Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce invites you to come and hear about the hot issues in IT for businesses, and how you can plan more effectively to meet those ever-increasing demands for security, speed and storage space while managing a limited budget.
This interesting presentation will be held in the Chambers Meeting Room One on level 9, 109 Featherston Street, Wellington on Monday 11th July 2005 from 5:00pm until 7:30pm. The cost is $20 for members of the Chamber of Commerce or WelMac and $25 for non-members and includes pre-presentation drinks and nibbles. Please phone the Chamber on (04) 914-6500 to register.