“Apple’s success in the home and education markets has led to burgeoning grassroots demand for Macs in many organizations, since more and more recent college graduates have Mac backgrounds these days. At Georgetown University Law Center, nearly 50 percent of the students are using Macs, up from less than 1 percent a few years ago, says CIO Pablo Molina,” Robert L. Mitchell reports for Computerworld.
“Guido Sacchi, CIO and senior vice president of corporate strategies at CompuCredit, decided to go with the flow. He’s allowing Macintoshes into the business when the requester makes a valid business case. ‘If they think they can get better productivity on a Mac, so be it. Who am I to stop them?’ he says,” Mitchell reports.
“Sacchi’s attitude is a tacit acknowledgment that innovative technologies and those offering “superior user experience” are evolving in the home market, not the business arena. ‘The winning strategy is about providing tools to the users that pretty much resemble what they’re doing at home,’ he says,” Mitchell reports.
“This ‘consumerization of IT’ is leading Apple into the enterprise, albeit through the back door, says Gartner analyst Charles Smulders,” Mitchell reports. “However, might this also signal the stirrings of a bigger change — a Mac insurrection at the enterprise level?”
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