Friday, March 07, 2008

Apple and the Enterprise Market

For a long time I have viewed the "Enterprise Market" as a closed shop for job preservation among IT specialists.  Anyone who lives in the Mac world will know what I mean.  Those with more popular operating systems probably will not as they more or less depend on IT specialists.

So it is no surprise to me that IT executives have come out with ridicule for the iPhone SDK.

A quick translation for some of their comments:

"What we really want is a system we can control, Apple likes to have too much control and that is not a good thing (for us)."

"We wanted to tell Apple how to design its SDK but they wouldn't listen.  So we're going to spoil their party by refusing to allow our employees to use the iPhone even though that is what they want."