IT Management Slideshow: 10 Reasons Why CIOs Still Hate Apple
By Don Reisinger | Posted 04-05-2011
10 Reasons Why CIOs Still Hate Apple
Steve Jobs Doesn't Play NiceApple CEO Steve Jobs hasn't given in to hopes of corporate users for improved service and increased software support. And, perhaps most importantly, he still has a somewhat hostile relationship with desktop software publishers, not good news for the enterprise.
Apple's relationship with the corporate world has run hot and cold over the years. At times, the company shows that it fully understands what enterprise users require. At other times, it ignores what these users need and does whatever it likes. Hence, many CIOs have become all-out Apple-haters. But now, reports claim that Apple is starting to make some real progress in improving its relationship with corporate customers. Research points to the fact that the iPad has become a go-to tablet for many companies, while some firms are warming to the idea of bringing Macs into their operations. At first glance, one would think that all is rosy. Sure, Apple is undoubtedly doing a better job of appealing to the needs of IT staff. But, the company still has a long way to go for it to be crowned a true friend to the enterprise user. In fact, it's still falling short in far too many ways.