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On Thursday last week, I took a short trip to New York City to meet an important customer. Because of my older daughter's summer schedule, I try to stay home at least every other week during these months, but sometimes, duty calls. I took the 6 AM flight out from Chicago to LaGuardia, booked a car...

A month with an iPad

July 5 2010

Yes, I have heard that some find this meme of professing love and adoration for the iPad displeasing, but given my role and my work it seems to me worth stepping back for a few minutes to reflect on my first month as an iPad user. Perhaps my angle is a little different, because I am not also an iPh...

A press release just went out announcing that IBM has joined the Enterprise Desktop Alliance, an organization committed to accelerating the adoption of Mac desktops in the enterprise:The Enterprise Desktop Alliance (EDA) today announced that IBM has joined the collaborative of software developers th...

Coverage of Gartner analysts at their ITxpo in Australia last week. This report specifically focuses on Apple in the enterprise -- both from an iPhone and a Mac perspective.Moving beyond iPhones to notebooks and desktops, Apple could start generating big bucks by exploiting the 'halo effect', which...

Well, it's not just like home yet, but I'm getting there. In my head, I am debating what I know would end up being a painful question -- in the next 24 hours, can I finish transferring everything I need to the Mac, such that I leave the Thinkpad at home for my travels to New York, Boston, and Linco...

Looks like I'll be having some fun this weekend with my new MacBook Pro. Yes, this is going to be my primary work laptop. I'm very excited about going all Mac....

An 18 minute video podcast from a French Mac-focused blog about the IBM story at Macworld Expo 2009. John Beck from my team discusses our objectives at Macworld, our position on the Mac platform overall, and how to fit a 6' 6" guy in frame next to his interviewer... Link: Mac4Ever.com: Macworld '...

Very in line with some of the work we have been doing with Apple lately...Apple now has Intel Inside. A larger number of business-oriented apps like Microsoft Office and Lotus Notes now run on Mac OS X, and the increasing number of web applications make the operating system an afterthought for many...

Since I transitioned into my new job, I've been spending a lot of time and energy around our partnership with Apple. One of the concrete results of our work is that IBM and Apple are teaming together on our focus on enterprise customers. As such, Apple has indicated that they would love to see som...

As we move forward towards delivery of Lotus Notes 8.5 -- and the first release of a Notes 8 client for the Macintosh -- Notes product management, marketing and I have been working more closely on our messages for the Apple desktop market. For example, we'd like to put together specific messages ta...

As a reminder, this household owns an iMac, iPod, and iPhone 3G...I'm a fan of Apple. But in my day job role as an ISV, as much as I want them to be successful, I want them to be successful:[S]ome, like Crunchgear writer John Biggs, have called Apple's success a curse. As Apple has grown to...

[Dons flame-retardant suit] I bought an iMac two years ago (almost to the day) for home use....mainly so that my daughter would have a computer in the house, but also to take advantage of all the multi-media things that make a Mac great. For the most part, I've been satisfied with the iMac...

Business Week writes on the opening day of Macworld....Apple's share of the U.S. PC market jumped to 5.8% in the quarter that ended in September, when it sold 935,000 Macs, according to research firm Interactive Data (IDC). That's 30% higher than the same period in 2005, when Apple sold 737,000 Macs...

A happy day. A customer contacted me recently about a problem with their Macintosh users accessing Quickplace 7 using Safari browsers. Basically it didn't work, even though IBM announced it as a supported platform. The initial answer was "SPR'd and being considered for the next release". I was...

Cool to see MacRumors pick up some recent press about the Notes 7.0.2 Mac client beta...Many in the Mac community have been wondering whether Apple's Intel switch would bring forth increased interest from enterprise customers. Rhodin's comments can't be taken to represent the entire enterprise Mac m...

The motherboard on my Thinkpad is suffering a wee bit of indigestion this morning...which gives me the excuse I needed to start loading up Notes 7.0.2 (early beta) on my (daughter's) iMac. I'll have more to report on this over the next few days, I think......

A couple of weeks ago, when my Macintosh arrived, I had trouble installing Lotus Notes. After blogging about it, and a number of internal discussions, I've learned that a) several other customers have had the same install challenges, and b) the Notes development team is aware of some of the...

Walt Mossberg and Katherine Boehret on the iMac G5:When Apple Computer launched its video iPod last month, the hype was so great that another important Apple product announcement was lost in the shuffle. The company also released that day a new, improved, and yet cheaper, version of the already...

Blogging from the Mac

November 25 2005

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7 days to join the Mac crowd

November 17 2005

A few weeks ago, I wondered whether it was time to buy a Mac. I was on the fence, trying to decide whether to wait for the Intel chipset, whether it was the right machine, etc. Well, my daughter made the choice simple. When we went into the local Apple store, she sat down at the iMac G5 and p...

Dan Gillmor (via Peter O'Kelly) captures a thought similar to my own:I predict sales of the company's computers, especially laptops, are going to plummet in coming months. I know I'm going to wait for an Intel-based machine. Apple's made it clear that the current line is going absolutely nowhe...