“You’d be surprised how many of the computers out there still run Windows XP,” Jonny Evans writes for Computerworld. “However, recent massive malware attacks mean the message is finally getting through – it really is time to upgrade your legacy equipment, if you care about your business.”

“The good thing is that this time round you have lots of choice: computers, smartphones, tablets –you don’t need to get another PC to replace a PC,” Evans writes. “You can get another iPhone for your business, some more iPads, perhaps a few Macs… ‘Apple is pervasive in the enterprise,’ said IBM recently.”

“Recent PC sales figures from Gartner and IDC suggest at least some of the big box shifters who once spun gold on the back of enterprise IT PC sales aren’t doing well today. That’s such an opportunity for a tech firm with a secure platform proposal and an ecosystem that’s significantly cheaper to deploy than Windows,” Evans writes. “As I see it, when you weigh up all its platform, security and other advantages, Apple is up there in the cat bird seat to grab some of this year’s device spending budget from enterprise IT.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: The word is out, Microsoft. Your charade is over – first at smart companies and, eventually, everywhere business is conducted!

Smart people choose Apple.

Our interns have already done their jobs. All that’s up to us now is to HOIST!

Happy Friday, everyone! Prost!

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The debate is over: IBM confirms that Apple Macs are $535 less expensive than Windows PCs – October 20, 2016
Apple Inc., the enterprise IT company – December 15, 2015
IBM: Every Mac we buy is making and saving us money – October 28, 2015
Now we know why IT support hates Macs (hint: Windows PCs = job security) – October 19, 2015
IBM: Corporate Mac users need less IT support than those stuck on Windows – October 18, 2015
Just 5% of Mac users at IBM need help desk support vs. 40% of Windows PC sufferers – October 15, 2015

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]