Wednesday, August 27, 2003

Job Creation Scheme

John Gruber also picks up on the theme of IT being more interested in job creation than saving money. He also argues that Outlook-driven virus creation is simply increasing the high level of maintenance required for MS infrastructure.

He also thinks that this is one reason why there is not much Apple technology in large organisations. Who needs stuff that just works. He says:

So am I claiming that Apple's market share suffers because its products are too reliable and require too little maintenance? Well, yes.

This is not to say Macs are the only answer. Or that Macs never need maintenance. Or that you can't build a reliable, low-maintenance network of computers running Windows. And most especially, this is not to say that there aren't some very smart people who genuinely prefer to use Windows. The point is simply this: if you insist upon high reliability and low maintenance, solutions other than "all-Microsoft, all-the-time" start to look very good indeed.

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