Should I buy a Mac for my business in 2013? Of course you should!

“Many of my clients ask me: should I buy a Mac or Windows PC? And I always say the same: if you want to spend more money for the same result then get a Mac. But unless you’ve got a business that heavily relies on graphics (Apple has historically made great design software and hardware) you should stick with Microsoft products,” Gene Marks writes for Forbes. “Here are a few reasons why.”

MacDailyNews Take: Yes, dinosaurs do still roam the earth.

Marks lies, “MacBooks and iMacs will play nicely on Microsoft networks nowadays but Windows machines do a better job with less resources and support.”

MacDailyNews Take: Proof? Marks offers none. Empty stereotypes from the late 1990s don’t cut it here, IT doofus liar. The facts have been crystal clear for years now:

• Enterprise Desktop Alliance: Apple Macs cost a lot less than Windows PCs to manage – March 9, 2010
• Forrester: Apple iPhone corporate users happier, more productive – April 13, 2009
• Macs in the enterprise: When given choice, employees choose Macs and support costs decline – January 12, 2009

Marks continues lying, “So why give yourself the extra potential headache (and cost) unless there’s something really special you want from Apple? …Everyone I know are still using Microsoft Office applications. Why? They are built primarily with Microsoft tools and run on Microsoft SQL databases. They are designed for internal Microsoft networks and supported by people with Microsoft certifications. Microsoft makes business software for enterprises and, more importantly, Microsoft makes database software… It’s arguable whether Windows 8 and Surface tablets are better than Apple’s products. But they’re competitive. And, at least for the foreseeable future, better suited for a business environment.”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Blast from the past! Thankfully, mercifully, these Microsoft-shackled IT doofus dinosaurs, whom technology and the times have long ago passed by, are finally beginning to retire, getting fired, or dying off. Antiquated ignoramuses who spout baseless claims like Gene Marks retard productivity, drive up costs and frustration tremendously, and cost companies and workers dearly in lost time and wasted money. Idiots like Marks are a cancer.

CEOs: If you company has IT doofuses that sound like Gene Marks, axe them today. It’s time for new blood that understands today’s technology and who will increase your company’s productivity, adding to your bottom line.

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dominick P.” for the heads up.]

24 Comments

  1. “Windows machines do a better job with less resources and support.” Really? What an idiot. I switched my entire company to Mac over the last couple of years, over 30 seats. Our support costs went down from thousands each month to nearly zero. Not to mention the stability of the machines and the happiness of the people working on a MacPro or an 27″ iMac. I can proof that Mac will save you a lot of money!

    1. +1 on that sentiment. All the troubleshooting, infection, rebuilds etc. of computers here is 98% WINDUHZ based. The Macs just keep ticking no matter what’s thrown at them.

  2. This Marks guy should audition for the next installment of Jurassic Park. He is obviously an expert on dinosaurs.

    Like commentor I Love Apple, our 10 member firm is 100% Apple with everything connected to a Mac Mini running Apple’s server software. External support costs the past two years = $0. User misery = nonexistent. Viruses, malware, and like = none.

    Mr. Marks obviously lacks experience with Apple products in a business. Plus, apparently Mr. Marks doesn’t know that Apple also makes database software. Its called FileMaker and it runs exactly the same on Macs, Windows boxes, and iPads.

    Mr. Marks you are an idiot and a fool.

  3. Apple needs to make business its next frontier.

    I’m still disappointed that they discontinued the amazing xServe. And OS X Server needs to be able to replace Microsoft’s AD at a corporate scale, not just the SOHO market.

  4. The biggest obstacle I see is businesses that have more than 100 machines making the switch to Apple. I’m talking about desktop machines, not tablets, etc. The ROI might not be worth the cost. And if the business has customized software, like ERP that is designed to run on windows servers, that will be another issue. Usually the cost of such software is in the 10’s of thousands of dollars, and to expect large businesses to dump that for what? Sadly, most will just continue to run MS based networks and software for the foreseeable future..

    1. I respectfully disagree. Apple computers are more stable, so savings in tech support are real. The machines are of higher quality, so the “up front” savings on hardware from a MS-based PC are negated by system failures and replacements.

      Virtualization software allows MS-based software to run perfectly on a Mac, so any proprietary software or Windows-only software don’t have to be replaced or abandoned.

      Virus and malware threats are mostly eliminated on Macs. And employees enjoy the Mac. They know they’re working on quality hardware.

      I resisted the switch. “Why would I spend $1200 on an Apple computer when I can get a comparable HP for $750?” The service at the Genius bar over the service at Best Buy or Staples alone justified the cost. Then the lasting power of the Mac over the HP actually saves money.

      1. Are you referring to VMware fusion as far as virtualization is concerned? If that is so, it doesn’t make much sense to replace your companies PC’s with Mac’s, then run Windows under OSX? I mean you can do that, but what is the real benefit and ROI? Unless you are talking about some other kind of virtualization? Please elaborate.

        1. What he means is that all but maybe a couple of business apps might be Windows only. You can be up and running using those apps in virtualization and all the others in OSX. This also allows you to slowing migrate your information to an equivalent Mac product when it become a available to replace those Windows only apps.

          1. Ok, I understand your point for generic off the shelf apps. But most expensive business software is generally customized by in house programmers, allowing flexibility in defining and redefining the workflow. It all depends on the business.

  5. We’re run our small business solely using  products, mostly Macs, for the past ten years, malware-free, and with minimal support costs. You couldn’t pay us enough to get us to switch to Windohs.

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