“Now more than ever before, the Mac OS is the most cost effective operating system of all,” Jacqueline Emig reports for CIO.
“Whether or not they’ve undertaken formal TCO or ROI studies, many customers today claim to be attaining substantial economic advantages from using Mac OS, either instead of or in conjunction with other OSes,” Emig reports.
“In contrast to the largely server-based Linux OS, Mac remains an operationally viable choice for widespread use on servers and desktops alike. And despite all the energy Microsoft has poured into the new Vista, Mac is still king of the hill when it comes to desktop ease of use—translating, at the end of the day, into higher productivity and lower tech support and training expenditures,” Emig reports.
“In OS X, Apple has innovated with an underlying Unix kernel for better security and less costly management on large networks. But Mac OS continues to run only on Apple’s own well-engineered PCs, attested to by many enterprises and other business as more crash-resistant, reliable and long-lasting than other PC hardware. Furthermore, Mac OS continues to require fewer patches than Windows, for easier and less pricey maintenance,” Emig reports.
“Meanwhile, some industry analysts predict that Apple will garner new business out of Microsoft’s Vista from longtime Windows customers who are unenthusiastic over the lack of driver support and other costly aches and pains of Vista migration,” Emig reports.
Eight financial reasons why you should be using Apple Macintosh:
• Macs bring a better overall value proposition
• Macintosh licensing fees are cheaper
• The Mac desktop spawns fewer calls to the help desk
• Mac users are more productive workers
• Macs last longer
• Mac OS X is more secure
• Mac is just as cost-effective as Windows to manage and administer
• Add Macs while hanging on to your investments in other OSes
The eight points above are explained in detail in the full article here.
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