Apple Seeks Growth Beyond Consumers

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By Ian Sherr

Apple Inc. is boosting efforts to appeal to a new type of customer: small businesses.

The consumer electronics giant responsible for the iPhone is seeking to hire engineers in as many as a dozen U.S. retail stores to put together Apple-based computer systems for small businesses, according to recent job postings on Apple’s website. The employees would implement computer systems for clients and are expected to be proficient in networking hardware and server platforms.

“Thousands of businesses run on Apple products,” the posting reads. “Many more would like to, and that’s where you come in.”

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(Published July 21, 2010, in The Wall Street Journal.)