“At the JAMF Nation User Conference (JNUC) this week, IBM’s Fletcher Previn delivered an update on the company’s rollout of Macs internally since it introduced Apple computers as an option for employees for the first time last yea,” Jordan Kahn reports for 9to5Mac.

“In just over a year, IBM passed its original goal of deploying 50,000 Macs and is now at 90,000 internally,” Kahn reports. “That makes it the largest enterprise Mac deployment anywhere… IBM plans to reach over 100,000 Macs by the end of the year and is now deploying 1300 a week on average.”

“Back in May of last year, IBM started offering its employees Macs as an official alternative to PCs and chose Jamf to support the rollout. Last year, it noted that Macs were helping it cut down on support employees needed,” Kahn reports. “This year, thanks to the continued rollout, Previn noted that IBM’s total cost of ownership for devices is significantly better than last year. With cost of device, OS, support, resale value and deployment considered, IBM is saving a minimum of $265 per Mac on average versus a comparable PC.”

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