“The enterprise is still a Windows PC-dominated universe, but Windows is not only being challenged by newer tablet technologies, a subtle shift is also happening that sees users demanding Mac computers, and IT managers no longer can turn that request down so easily, and probably shouldn’t anyway, he said,” Messmer reports. “‘It used to be, ‘How do we keep Macs out,” Silver said. There’s the view that Macs cost more money in terms of hardware, software and IT support, something Gartner says is less the case today than in the past. In fact, today Macs come out, on average, slightly ahead in terms of costs, according to Gartner, though experience among businesses does seem to vary wildly in terms of how easy it is to manage Macs in a PC-dominated enterprise.”
Messmer reports, “The average IT labor cost for Windows is $781 while the Mac is $636, though Silver adds that companies deploying Macs seem to have widely different experiences here, with some easily managing Macs and others finding it “horrendously expensive.” Administration costs, tallied separately, were exactly the same for a windows PC or an Apple Mac. On average, Macs came out slightly ahead in overall costs of hardware, software, IT labor and administration.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Good Jobs, it’s like eavesdropping on a buggy whip convention as they lament the “rise of the automobile” in 1970. How behind the times can you be? We often wonder how much world productivity has suffered due to the damage the average IT doofus and his mentally-challenged CIO have inflicted over the past 30 or so years. It’s an incalculable tragedy: The Dark Age of Personal Computing. No wonder nobody’s walked on the moon in 40 years. Retire or die off already, you ignorant Microsoft Certified roadblocks.
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