[LINK] Apple Users -- Not so good, good, great, perfect etc?
Mon, 4 Mar 2002 13:37:38 +1100 (EST)
On Mon, 4 Mar 2002, Gliddon, Josh wrote:
> I'm the sole Mac user in a sea of Windows machines. For the record:
> PowerBook G4 (purchased second hand) under OSX. Our IT guys insist it won't
> work on our network. I don't have the heart to tell them otherwise.
Why is it the same with IT people all everywhere I've seen?
Excepting the Windoze gus at Excite who actually had a decent clue,
nearly all MS support people have no understanding of TCP/IP or
generally open standards and usually too lazy to even try and
see if something will work.... Take them off the path of training
they had learnt and what you have is a bunch of glorified end users with
> A quick spruik: we recently ran a story about Apple in the enterprise. We
> also copped a lot of flack over it, mainly from people assuming we don't use
> Macs and don't know that Office exists for both platforms. They mistake file
> compatibility for enterprise integration. IS guys want manageability, and
> the ability to integrate with Oracle, SAP and so on. You can't do that with
> a Mac (but I'd be happy to be proven otherwise)
This is at least a starting point and I know of at least one project
using this to channel data into Mac based desktop publishing (note, NOT
word processing) systems for development of publication standard
or camera ready documents.
Rachel Polanskis Kingswood, Greater Western Sydney, Australia
"People don't say sorry in this country" - Max Connors (Seachange)