One of Apple's most important divisions is 'A Game of Thrones nightmare' says insider
What you need to know
- A Buzzfeed report has published a detailed inside look into one of Apple's most important divisions.
- A book by Alex Kantrowitz claims Apple's IS&T division is 'A Game of Thrones nightmare' of contractors vying for position.
- Information Systems & Technology at Apple looks after all of the tech Apple uses to keep its business running.
An excerpt from a book by Buzzfeed's Alex Kantrowitz claims that Apple's Information Systems & Technology division is 'a Game of Thrones Nightmare' as contractors jostle for cash.
According to Buzzfeed:
One former contractor described the situation stating "there's a Cold War going on every single day". The division is plagued by contractors competing with each other to "fill roles and win projects", usually these spots go to the cheapest option. The report continues:
The excerpt also claims that the finished article often winds up causing more problems than it solves:
The full report is an incredibly interesting read. Apple's IS&T division is responsible for all of the tech Apple uses to run its business, hardware, and software. Ever paid for something at an Apple Store and put your credit card in an iPhone with a huge case on it? IS&T. All the display products and the software that they run, also IS&T. The excerpt concludes:
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Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.
Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple. Follow him on Twitter @stephenwarwick9