"[Apple is] very difficult to deal with from a channel perspective. They're not channel friendly, they're dictatorial in their programs and processes, and they are not as focused on developing the channel as we are at HP," HP PPS chief Todd Bradley said in an interview with CRN last month. That said, products have had a lot to do with Apple's strength in mobility. And Apple's been working with Microsoft infrastructure partners on iPad and iPhone deployments in enterprises. While HP's channel program has long been a strength, the same can't be said for its current mobility portfolio.