Apple continues to win acclaim in enterprise and government markets, with US government IT magazine FCW.com saying the platform "is starting to look corporate."
Apple's Power Mac G5s are attracting developers and customers from the government and enterprise sectors. Because of this, Apple has added a dedicated enterprise IT track for such customers to its schedule at WWDC.
Exemplifying the rationale for the new luminescence that surrounds today's Apple Computer, FCW writes: "One feature of OS X 10.3 that could be particularly useful to federal customers is the FileVault 128-bit real-time encryption."
Speaking to Ngozi Pole, who is the admin and systems manager for Senator Edward Kennedy, the report writes: "Kennedy's office has not yet begun encrypting its files, but a recent incident in which Republican staffers accessed Democrats' files has prompted Pole to plan to do it soon. "I'm not saying it is going to happen again, but it is what people do," he said.
Pole calls his dual-processor G5 "noticeably faster" than any previous model, saying the US government network has "become the bottleneck". The piece also praises Kennedy's Mac-based infrastructure for being unaffected by the continuing bugs and viruses that affect the market-dominant Windows-based platforms.
The extensive piece carries comment from Apple G5 product manager Todd Benjamin, and ends with Mac OS X product marketing director Ken Bereskin, who says: "We've had tremendous interest from federal, state and local governments because of the security of a Unix foundation."