Apple Gets Down To Business
As iPhones, iPads and Macs push deeper into enterprise accounts, Apple appears to be looking to the channel -- especially Microsoft partners -- to help grow sales.
Microsoft officials say the Pinpoint infrastructure drove 1 million leads to partners in the last fiscal year. Some partners appreciate and take advantage of the system Microsoft has built, but others find it too much work for too little return.
As new device types become ubiquitous, it's time to rethink how we take notes. While there are more cutting-edge products out there, Evernote and Microsoft OneNote provide forward-looking, highly productive options for multiple devices and the cloud. Each has its advantages.
Use of iPads, iPhones and Macs by businesses is going through the roof. Despite a history of courting consumers, Apple has a growing need for partners who can integrate the company's hardware with Microsoft software and networks.
Richer mobile apps and Apple tablet support give Microsoft a better parity case against Salesforce.com on an important user requirement.