Apples gross margin for Q3 2014 was 39.4%. thats a bit better than 20%
You should really read "1919 Versailles: The End of the War to End All Wars". It's an incredibly well researched history of what went on at the end of WWI. One of the key takeaways is that that Wilson wanted to avoid being punitive with Germany. He very much wanted to create a situation that would be the opposite of the conditions that lead to WWII. However, he was outmaneuvered and somewhat incompetent. The real villains were Clemenceau and Lloyd George.
Apple has a server that caches updates. It's part of OS X server. It's very likely they have this deployed since the same server also provides device management.
Exchange has some good points but scalability is not one of them. If scalability was the deciding factor Groupwise and Notes would still be dominant. Both of them scale better in terms of hardware and staff. Scalability is not why people bought Exchange.
BS! I can't speak for all the others but code signing is not a significant barrier to anyone who wants to do iOS programming. You can run your own apps on your own devices easily and $99 is all that's required to get a cert to distribute your app. Thats not a more serious barrier than any other field of endeavor. Right....no one has ever had to buy tools, musical instruments, or sports equipment.
If it is really an issue, Apple offers an update caching server. it's part of OS X server. I have it at home not because of any limits but because it makes updates much faster. Does movies and apps too.
It's not "Slingbox style",it IS Slingbox. Dish owns sling and has built it into their DVRs.
Federal Records Act, 44 U.S.C et seq.
email meets the statutory definition of a record. Failure to keep them is a violation of the law.
Here is an example. An aerospace customer of mine wants to use their CAD and engineering apps from terminals on the shop floor. They do not want to put a high dollar workstation in that environment but they do want the full graphics. The current methods for doing this don't really work acceptably with todays video resolutions, much less with retina/4K resolutions.
How about remote access for contract developers over VDI? IDEs work better with more screen real estate today. How do you think they are going to work once 4K screens become commonplace.
Once upon a time, anything more than 16 colors and VGA was "eye candy".
Not sure where you are getting your numbers but representatives of the IRS said you are wrong in testimony before committee:
Equal focus? Over 190 conservative groups were being stonewalled. By the most favorable reports, 7 liberal groups were somehow involved. How is that equal?
Keep repeating the talking points...and missing the point entirely. 190 > 7. Outright denial is better that perpetual bureaucracy.
Being denied would be an improvement ver the situation those 190 were in.
Unfortunately for your position, there is a law that mandates that the emails are retained. They are official communications.
There are actual laws, not just regulations, relating to data retention for the IRS and other government agencies.