Analyst: Apple Not Showing an Interest in the Enterprise

By Scott Ferguson  |  Posted 11-02-2006

Do not expect to see Apple Computer break into the enterprise market any time soon, according to one analyst.

Despite a robust fourth quarter financial posting and the growing popularity of the Macintosh line, Gene Munster, a senior analyst at Minneapolis-based Piper Jaffray, wrote in his latest report that Apple is not making noticeable inroads into the enterprise market.

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The report, released Nov. 2, asks 16 different questions of the Cupertino, Calif. maker of the Mac and iPod and tries to predict where the company, led by CEO Steve Jobs, will head in 2007.

In addition to its enterprise business, Munster also looks at other factors, such as the announcement of the iTV.

When Apple released its financial fourth quarter results on Oct. 18, it reported that it had sold a record 1.61 million Mac desktops and notebooks.

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