When Mike Dodge joined Facebook about five years ago he was an IT team of one, managing 1,800 MacBooks. The company's employee base has grown rapidly ever since, and the tools Dodge, now Facebook's chief platform engineer, uses to manage its massive fleet of MacBooks have also changed considerably.
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Apple's products and platforms have been bona fide game changers in the enterprise, but the company still doesn't give many CIOs the time of day. Unless they commit to buying 10,000 iPads or other Apple devices, enterprises are essentially on their own when it comes to support, according to a group of IT executives who spoke at this week's MacIT Conference in Santa Clara, Calif. All of the CIOs said they hope Apple will do more to embrace the needs of small-to-midsize businesses ... but none are holding their breath.
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Apple's once-faithful student consumers are forsaking MacBooks for cheaper PC laptops and lightweight, ultra-cheap netbooks, according to a survey by Retrevo, a consumer electronics shopping resource.
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