“But for bread-and-butter computing, it has been a Windows-only world. Those creative, dev, and exec Macs were the ‘other’ handled outside the normal IT processes,” Gruman reports. “That’s changing — fast. Gartner says IT will consider Macs to be as valid as Windows PCs next year. The tools to enable that are already coming.”
Gruman reports, “The latest is Acronis’s enterprises backup tool and its newfound support this week for OS X and its Time Machine backups, letting IT integrate OS X’s native (and free) backups into an enterprisewide workflow. It’s long been easier to back up Macs than PC, locally via an optionally encrypted backup drive or department ally via OS X Server. Now Macs can be backed up at enterprise scale.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Welcome to the light, cubicle dwellers!
BYOD boosts Macs vs. WIndows PCs: The final barriers to widespread Mac adoption in the enterprise are eroding – February 19, 2013
Apple Macs continue to invade the enterprise – September 5, 2012
Gartner: Apple Macs invading the Windows PC-dominated enterprise – June 6, 2012
Mac attack: The world finally begins ultimate personal computing upgrade – January 17, 2012
Mac Attack: Get ready IT doofus, your world is about to be turned right-side-up – November 28, 2011
Hell freezes over: Forrester urges IT to support the Mac – October 27, 2011
Corporate Mac sales surge 66% as Apple makes huge enterprise gains – May 20, 2011
Mac vs. Windows in business case study: Macs have 1/3 fewer problems that are solved 30% faster – June 2, 2008
CIO: Apple’s Mac OS X is the most cost effective operating system – September 24, 2007
Apple Mac desktops, notebooks top PC Magazine’s Annual Reader Satisfaction survey – again – September 18, 2007
CIO: Eight financial reasons why you should be using Apple Mac – August 01, 2007
Switching business from Windows to Mac offers significant savings – July 23, 2007