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Oliver Peters
Re: Apple drops ProApps from corporate definition
on Sep 16, 2014 at 9:41:02 pm

[Richard Herd] "That bit of internal gossip, it would be nice to know what actually happened."

I'm not sure about gossip. Apple had a very robust, enterprise-grade operation, with a very active enterprise-level sales team. I'm talking not just sales, but engineers who would design and spec out an installation to bid. This was headed up by Alex Grossman. If you ever saw the Apple NAB booth in that time frame (FCP3-6), the IT infrastructure was very impressive. This was the era when various universities were building supercomputers by linking multiple G5 Xserves, most notably Virginia Tech.

Apple decided to get out of that type of enterprise business and shifted the sales effort to resellers and VARs. Grossman and some of the team left to found Active, which ultimately was folded into Quantum. FWIW - the lead Va Tech guy is the brains behind the Devil and Demon computers that Ted Schilowitz (formerly of RED) is associated with.

- Oliver

Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC
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