This is not suppose to be a insult to people who work hard in Amazon, but I am really interested to know,
Apart from AWS, ( technically a well defined and ran technology platform ) what exactly is Amazon doing to make it a sweat shop. If something similar were to describe Apple or even Google / Tesla . Then i could understand as they are constantly innovating, pushing hard at everything on a tight deadline, while Amazon.........
We need to hugely increase capacity. 4G Speed is fine, but it wasn't designed for these kind of intensive use we are doing today. We can do 20 - 30Mbps on most 4G network during normal use, when things go bad it stops loading. Dropping to mere 1 - 3 Mbps with high latency.
We need even lower latency, best case 4G is around 20 - 30ms. Most of the time it is 50+ to 90ms. That is much better then then 100s to 300ms in 3G. But 5G should bring even the worst case to 10ms max. Latency is important in Webpage / Apps loading speed.
And then hopefully 5G can do all these while using even less energy then 4G.
Personally I think this is big, and now even bigger then I thought.
The largest Enterprise they had was only 25,000 Macbook a year. And IBM is 10 times the size of that order.
Most of the Enterprise I know, big or small are still very much Window based. The way Mac are getting in right now are through BYOD. However, most CIO see this as additional burden with Apple devices, and therefore most planning are still based on the Windows world.
CRM, ERP etc.. lots of business class things still are not available on Mac. Although there are alternatives, no business wants to try.
Hopefully IBM and Apple could use this chance to smooth out the quirks rolling Apple devices in Enterprise. And more company to follow.
Dont get me wrong, this isn't about getting rid of Windows. I am sure there are lots of people who enjoy Window 10. But when our company tries to switch over to Mac, we have had very little support and real world cases to based on.
P.S - Most of you working in the I.T / Computer Industry would have no problem doing so, but there are lots of industry out there who cant risk to switch even if they wanted to.
How will this boost your business' bottom line, and boost it more than alternative investments?
Remember the costs: Not only buying new computers but buying some/many new user applications, retraining users on the OS and applications; rebuilding systems that integrated with the old platform and apps; replacing or rebuilding IT management systems that manage testing, deployment, configuration, patching, and support of thousands (or more) of computers and users; retraining or replacing much of your IT staff; testing and deploying all these things (with newly trained staff using new tools); and all the costly downtime that results from the inevitable bugs of new systems, greatly compounded by deploying all these new systems together: e.g., Why can't they print? The new OS? The new printer driver? The new printer config? The new application? The new user errors?
What does the business gain? Instead of clicking an icon on the Windows desktop, the employees click one on the Mac desktop. Then their application or browser opens and they do the same thing they did last week (except for having to be retrained to do the same task in a new way).
The popular thing to do right now is for businesses to move away from platform locked software completely. So instead of it being a "Windows Vs. Mac Vs. Linux" battle, all internal software is on the web and the desktop only runs Office/browser/email client, etc.
Now, sure, there is some software that cannot be run in a browser. But that list of software shrinks more and more as additional browser functionality is added and libraries make it easier to do complex things.
So the question is: How does this expensive Mac migration pay for itself in the short, medium to long term? And are there other avenues, like web-migration, which could have saved more?
If it's a question of software: IBM is a Linux shop and OSX would seem a questionable plan B after platform agnosticism in the event of a massive retooling due to its BSD lineage and proprietary fiddly bits.
If someone came up with a way of doing large scale fleet management of Mac devices (software installs, updates, rights management et al) in a vaugley similar way to the way Windows env (eg point and click) they'd make an absolutely fortune.
Windows runs well in Parallels, but fortunately when you run Parallels you're also running either generic drivers or drivers developed by the Parallels team. Thus the experience is solid.
When you run Windows using Bootcamp you're forced to run Apple's own drivers to power a lot of things. But Apple has left their drivers buggy, unoptimized, and just bad. I think Windows has shown that with good driver support you CAN get solid battery life, but on a Macbook/Pro/Air you get terrible battery life because Apple doesn't support their own hardware going into lower power states.
I've tried to run Windows in Bootcamp, I honestly wonder if the people who constantly tell others to do so actually ever have themselves? The experience was most unpleasant, even graphics switching wasn't supported, the touchpad broke every few weeks, it ate through battery life, got extremely hot, and Apple's updates to the Bootcamp drivers took months.
I'd happily recommend running OS X and Parallels w/Windows. I'd still warn caution if your productivity relies on Bootcamp working and working well.
As a boot camp user (only for PC gaming) for the past 3 years, I'm inclined to agree, actually. I just upgraded the boot camp installation on my retina iMac to Windows 10, and it went off without a hitch except for the AMD drivers, which aren't supported.
Except AMD doesn't ship the drivers for it, Apple does. So I have to wait for Apple to ship Win10 compatible drivers for AMD's card, and who knows how long that'll take. Meanwhile this is my primary gaming box (yes, it actually is quite a nice machine GPU-wise) so I guess I can say goodbye to PC gaming until Apple is gracious enough to provide me with an updated driver. (The last driver they shipped was in December 2014, it's been total silence since then. Who knows if they'll ever update it? Maybe El Capitan will have new drivers as part of an updated Boot Camp Assistant? Do they even care?)
I didn't get too specific because it didn't seem the how was relevant to the idea of using Apple hardware with Windows, but I do have experience doing so with VMware Fusion. I had no idea about the problems with bootcamp, good to know!
Every version of Windows is better than running an OS that locks you into one brand of crappy, featureless overpriced hardware. Speaking on the software itself though, Windows certainly has got better, more logical window management and better tools built in for multi-display. Windows also has a logical and consistent keyboard acceleration system compared to the ridiculous hidden functionality that plagues OS X. Pretty much the only good thing about OS X is that it's Unix. Otherwise nobody around here would be using it.
Ugh, I don't know if it's just me, but browsing for anything on Amazon.com really irks me. First, the page loads, then a bunch of other stuff loads in the background. The problem is that you try scrolling after the page loads, but the web site is so demanding on the browser that it frequently breaks scrolling. Plus, the tab title flickers the entire time this is going on.
It's clearly a symptom of a large number of people working on stuff that all ends up on the same page.
As an aside, I worked in a directorate, and the director of said directorate (who worked at amazon before us) told a story every so often of meetings he would be invited to, where the amazon UI team would agonize over specific pixel placements of text and images on the amazon website.
The amusing part to me (this was years ago) was internally I was always thinking "their website is, at the very least, non-intuitive and overwhelming" when he told such stories.
Group A bought Dell stock with the intention of legally seeking a higher appraisal. But Delaware corporate law has a strange feature of saying appraisal seekers must own their shares continuously after demanding appraisal. But in this case, Group A's bank had changed ownership of the stock with another bank "behind the scenes", which caused a Delaware judge to reluctantly rule Group A's appraisal rights void.
Why is it to this day, we have Electricity and Water Pipes, as well as telephone line ( Who uses that? ) all built and layout into our new home but no one consider a CAT6/7 cable or even fiber cable? These Cable should all go to the bottom of the building where different ISP can easily be connected and provide Internet connection. Solving the last mile problem as well as bring in more competition driving prices down.