What does "the enterprise" mean?
November 29, 2006 7:46 AM Subscribe
I often see in business/technology articles references to "the enterprise". Presumably, the enterprise refers to a subset of business organisations in this context - which ones? Also, why the definite article? Why is it "the
enterprise" rather than just "enterprise" or "the enterprise sector"?
posted by nowonmai to Writing & Language (11 answers total)
An example of this usage (and the straw that prompted this question):
It isn't newsworthy when a Windows users[sic], formerly biased against Macs in the enterprise, changes his mind...
Is there any meaning to this, or is it just some lazy hack journalistese meme?