CIO: With OS X El Capitan, it’s time you looked at the Mac

“Improved integration between Apple’s iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan will inevitably drive more Macs into the enterprise,” Jonny Evans writes for Computerworld. “‘Apple’s dominance in enterprise mobility is unparalleled,’ says Box CEO Aaron Levie. Apple’s devices are already the most popular mobile platforms across the enterprise, but Mac sales have climbed while the PC industry contracts for a decade, so an enterprise migration seems inevitable.”

“‘Mac, iPhone and iPad adoption rates are only continuing to grow in the enterprise,’ said JAMF Software CTO, Jason Wudi, speaking to Appleholic. ‘As more employees demand to use devices that they are comfortable with in their personal lives, we are seeing more IT departments offering choice and BYO programs,'” Evans writes. “An April 2015 JAMF Software/Dimensional Data survey of enterprise users in the US found over 90% of businesses use Apple products, with 91% supporting iPhones, 89% supporting iPads and 60% supporting Macs.”

“Enterprises are migrating to Apple because its platforms are best prepared for the digital transformation that is impacting daily life,” Evans writes. “It’s not just about ease of use but also the security these platforms offer in comparison to their competitors.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Smart enterprises already looked at the Macs and began transitioning to them years ago.

Mac at work: IBM launches services to deploy Apple Macs at scale to the enterprise – August 5, 2015
IBM helping other companies adopt Apple’s indomitable Macs – August 5, 2015
IBM could become the biggest buyer of Apple MacBooks – August 1, 2015
IBM ends workers’ Windows PC hell, offers employees Apple Macs for the first time – May 28, 2015


  1. If I was a CIO and had gotten burned and burned bad by xServe, I would never look at Apple again!
    They are probably partnering with IBM juts to get some of that bad tasted out of our mouths.
    Fool me once shame on you…
    I am a rabid Apple fan, but they f$cked me over after I went WAY out on a limb to force an Apple xServe into the cabinet.

  2. The problem is the dolts who keep bringing up the “security through relative obscurity” myth. Not that hackers won’t try (and largely fail). Not relevant to the many advantages of using Macs in Enterprise. Now if Apple would only provide financial enticements to enterprise software companies to port their offerings so all barriers and last bastion arguments for IT doofuses fall away.

  3. IT departments don’t want Macs in the workplace because it means less IT employees are needed to maintain the systems. With MS machines, they stay employed to help people “fix” their machines just so they can use them. The only real fix is ditching Windows.

    1. And they make their Windows systems as complex as possible, so a shift in platform is even more unlikely.

      But in the end it will not save them. Look at what Springer Verlag did after they visited Google; Windows out and Apple in, company wide, within a short amount of time.

  4. Lower total cost of ownership. Longevity. Stability. Security. Ease of use. User productivity gains. Better integration with iPhones and iPads. Take your pick …or no need, since you get them all !

    The best machine to run Windows is a Mac, anyway, so it is a small step to go all the way and run OSX.

    Many smarter, nimbler companies have already switched to Macs and have been reaping the competitive and financial benefits over their less smart, less nimble competitors. And the benefits accrue annually, like a fabulous investment.

    As aging IT folks retire, they will be replaced by younger employees who are not beholden to MS and have no knee-jerk reaction against Apple.

    Apple Mac continued inroads into the enterprise are inevitable.

  5. Trust me NEVER will come back to bite your ass. However I do agree with the commodity part. The IBM PC was designed as a client / server system. It could be easily scaled to changing need of an enterprise. That was revolutionary and Microsoft has built Windows and Office around that concept. They also had clauses in their contracts with OEM’s that kept them from trying other OS’s. Macs were designed to be portable; I have an original it has a handle and came with a messenger bag. Mobility has always been important to Apple. When Steve was gone they came up with the Newton and laptops. When he came back they concentrated on mobile even more.

    Now here is where your NEVER problem starts. Enterprise is becoming more mobile. Industries that have mobile jobs are becoming more computerized. The smartphone is the fastest adopted technology in human history. Win / Office is still the best large scale system for desk jobs. For mobile it sucks. Blackberry’s days are numbered and enterprise needs a replacement. Android has nowhere near the security iOS has. (Find my phone, kill switch, Touch ID, and secure enclave together out of the box). MS has spent billions for over a decade and still can’t do mobile. IT now has to combine mobile and desk work. If you take Jobs’s metaphor about PCs as trucks and mobile as cars you are now a Ford dealer. You have to deal with both in a large way.

  6. Is Apple really ready for corporate life? I am not so sure. I AM sure, however, that Apple’s cloud mail option is definitely NOT ready for corporate life. Why? Because, for some strange reason, Apple insists on electronically curating iCloud mail and automatically, and secretly, deleting mail it decided it doesn’t like. As a consequence I get only some of my broker notifications and I could not get any mail at all from e*trade until someone at Apple intervened manually to allow this mail through. The same problem occurs with junk mail – for no apparent reason some mail from some senders ends up in junk and nothing the user can do will prevent this.

    I am moving all critical mail off Apple’s servers but I will be writing, again, to Tim Cook about this problem.

    A Corporate-aware Apple is some way off I think.

      1. Seems just the opposite from where I sit. Bloated corporations are so weighed down by their own bureaucracies that leaders are tripping themselves outsourcing everything that isn’t nailed down, as well as un-nailing whatever they can to show continued false “cost savings”.

        Sadly, Apple can be included in that list of corporations. It can’t even build its own servers anymore, outsourcing such things to its competitors (Amazon, for one). Dumb policy when Apple used to offer rack-mounted servers with huge sales growth potential.

  7. By limits, you mean “control”, because those pesky users, correct? Most people are stupid and left alone, users will install viruses and spyware just because! You can’t trust users, and you sure can’t trust foreign computers or foreign computer systems.

    Your bubble is collapsing, and when the towers of Microsoft finally fall, we will dance on your ruins.

    It’s been a long time coming, but the end is in sight.

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