Multi-platform consultant Ryan Faas (who has lived the life of both a Windows and Mac sysadmin) examines the top ten assumptions about Macs in the enterprise, exposing the myths and facts.
“For most people, when they hear the name Apple, they think of consumer-oriented products such as the iPod and iPhone or of design professionals and educators using Macs,” Fass writes.
MacDailyNews Note: A $138 billion American multinational technology corporation with more than 20,000 permanent and temporary employees worldwide is Mac-based and has been for over two decades.
Fass continues, “Most people don’t immediately associated Macs (or Apple) with major business or enterprise environments. And yet, a recent survey by Yankee Group Research Inc. found that 80 percent of businesses today use Macs in some way (nearly double the 47 percent reported from a similar survey performed two years earlier).”
“To help make sense of the facts, this article presents the ten most common myths and misconceptions about Macs in the enterprise (as well as some accurate facts),” Fass writes.
Fass’ Top 10 Assumptions, Myths, and Misconceptions about Apple Macs in the Enterprise:
• Lack of Business and Office Software Tools
• Only Creative Types Want Macs
• Difficult to Integrate with Other Server Platforms
• Macs Are Difficult to Deploy, Update, and Support
• There Are No Enterprise-Level Support Options from Apple
• Macs Are Inherently More Secure and Not Susceptible to Malware (Mac workstations shouldn’t be considered immune to viruses, malware, or other security threats.)
• Moving to Macs Is a Difficult Transition
• There Are No Client Management Solutions for Macs
• Apple Is a Consumer, Not a Business or Enterprise Brand
• Macs Are More Expensive
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “GizmoDan” for the heads up.]