“Nearly 80% of businesses have Macs in-house, nearly double the percentage that said they had users running Mac OS X two years ago, a research firm said today,” Gregg Keizer reports for Computerworld.
“‘Then, we were talking about onesies and twosies,’ said Laura DiDio, a research fellow at Yankee Group Research Inc. who conducted a survey of more than 700 senior IT administrators and C-level executives. ‘Now the number of actual users is very significant. A number of the businesses said that they had 50 or 100 or even several thousand Macs deployed,'” Keizer reports.
“In early 2006, when DiDio last polled corporate IT professionals on Mac deployment, 47% said that they had Apple Inc. hardware in their environments,” Keizer reports.
“DiDio was impressed with the growth of Macs in business, considering that Apple Inc. has put little to no official effort into that part of the market,” Keizer reports. “‘This isn’t a tidal wave, but it’s certainly a sustained trend,’ she said. ‘Apple has a beachhead in business. Where it once had just 1-to-2% market share in corporate, now they’re up to 8-to-10%,’ DiDio added. Twenty-one percent of the firms surveyed reported that they had deployed more than 50 Macs.”
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Ampar” for the heads up.]