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(Electronista)   BlackBerry's BB10 devices arrive just in time for sequester spending cuts, and the US military decides to save a few million by only considering Android and iOS devices for its needs   (electronista.com) divider line 8
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2013-03-08 10:42:27 AM
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Slaxl: You don't save money by considering Apple stuff.


If you've already spent the money on testing Apple and Android, and you have a clear route your security certifications already mapped out, then of course you can consider it.  With the new cuts, there's not enough money to test new devices.  Sorry BB.
2013-03-08 01:48:52 PM
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Slaxl: theurge14: Slaxl: You don't save money by considering Apple stuff.

I've got a iMac in 2006 that I payed $1100 for and today it is still my main computer and it still works exactly the same as it did when I unboxed it.  I've not even had to reinstall the OS or any of the software on it or purchase any hardware upgrades.

How many shiatty Dell or Acer laptops has the average consumer gone through since 2006?

I could tell you about the mountains of asset retirements I've done at work on all the leaking capacitor Dells Optiplexes we've had to dumpster that were purchased in 2007 and 2009.  These were $800-$1100 machines.

Wait. Optiplex is a type of Dell server? FFS, our company just had to get a server from a 3rd party, they supply Optiplex servers, and I just assumed it was their name for something they made.

Uh oh. Damn you brain, why didn't you Google it?! Jeez, you let down your guard for one second and let someone else handle something, and the next thing you know you have Dell stuff in your office.


Optiplex are a line of workstations, not servers.  We've got everything from old GX270s to the latest 3010s.
2013-03-08 01:09:53 PM
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Slaxl: Wait. Optiplex is a type of Dell server?


The Optiplex series is as close to deserving the title "server" as your mom is to "unspoiled virgin".  They are low-rent desktops in various form factors, nothing more.
2013-03-08 11:11:14 AM
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Slaxl: You don't save money by considering Apple stuff.


Carrier plans for BB cost an extra $10 per device per month to connect to corporate email through RIM's network.  Using an Apple device and native connectivity to corporate email (ActiveSync, etc.) costs $0 per device per month.  So there's $120 savings right there.
2013-03-08 11:10:58 AM
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gingerjet: Slaxl: You don't save money by considering Apple stuff.

The 90s called and asked for its tired meme back.


No one was talking about Apple in the 90s.
2013-03-08 11:06:04 AM
1 votes:

Slaxl: You don't save money by considering Apple stuff.


The 90s called and asked for its tired meme back.
2013-03-08 10:42:46 AM
1 votes:
....and years from now, the analysts will blame the sequester cuts for RIMs demise.
2013-03-08 05:09:01 AM
1 votes:
You don't save money by considering Apple stuff.
 
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