SAP: Apple’s Macintosh is key for any modern enterprise

“‘Offering Mac is key for any modern enterprise,’ Thomas Saueressig, SVP, Global Head of IT Services, SAP says on Apple’s recently updated Mac in Business Website, and there’s plenty of evidence that proves this case,” Jonny Evans writes for Computerworld.

“It’s a shift we’ve been hearing about for months – think about Bloomberg’s recent admission that ‘More than 75 percent of all users are accessing the Bloomberg Professional app on Apple products,'” Evans writes. “Who are those users? C-class executives who get to make platform decisions.”

“Those users are already thinking on the biggest Mac endorsement we heard last year, when IBM said it saves $270 per Mac in comparison to PC support costsjust 5 percent of Mac users needing any help at all,” Evans writes. “The bad for business Microsoft monoculture [is] gone forever. Apple’s enterprise business now represents $25 billion in annual revenue, up more than 40 percent year over year. These days, 96 percent of companies support Apple while 64 percent of IT pros surveyed by JAMF Software claim the Mac is ‘easier to manage than other computer platforms.’ A further 78 percent see the iPhone and iPad as ‘easier to manage than other mobile device platforms.'”

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MacDailyNews Take: Ding dong, the witch is dead!

Steve Jobs’ ultimate goal is now coming to fruition.

As we have always said, even as many short-sightedly waved (and continue to wave) the white flag, the war is not over. And, yes, we shall prevail… No company is invincible. Not even Microsoft. — MacDailyNews, January 10, 2005

Apple’s “iPhone” isn’t really a phone at all. It’s really a small touchscreen Mac OS X computer, a Mac nano tablet, if you will… the main thing about the “iPhone” is that it’s really a pocket Mac. — SteveJack, MacDailyNews, January 9, 2007

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Now we know why IT support hates Macs (hint: Windows PCs = job security) – October 19, 2015
IBM: Corporate Mac users need less IT support than those stuck on Windows – October 18, 2015
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Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ ultimate goal: ‘to take back the computer business from Microsoft’ – June 16, 2005
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Apple Macintosh owns 45% of PC market profits – April 16, 2013
Apple on pace to overtake Windows in platform war within two years – July 6, 2012
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Apple’s Mac business generates more revenue than Windows – September 29, 2011
Companies need to get ready for Apple iPhone onslaught – June 19, 2007


  1. Hey MDN, the witch is not dead. The witch is just hanging with a bunch of trolls (IT doofuses) who protect her from users who want to move into the 21s Century. Until these trolls die or go into a more appropriate profession like garbage-collector, many of us are still stuck in the dark ages.

  2. And the reason for all of this?

    We have had a decade of engineering, CS and business graduates who have accelerated their learning through school and came into business with their Apple Mac preference.

  3. We have macs, iPads and iphones deployed along with Windows PCs. One of our lines of business is all macs, they were like that when we bought them.

    For us the only hangup is legacy software layers. That situation improves each year as we update old systems and virtualize some but we still have a lot that depends on windows.

    Microsoft themselves are doing more to support non-MS tech. Especially when it comes to running Windows server. They recognize that not every client is going to be a windows device.

    The world is changing in and even MS sees it.

  4. SAP software really, really sucks.
    If you use it, you know what I’m talking about.

    I have a buddy on the opposite side of the political spectrum as me. We disagree on about almost everything. But he uses SAP, too. There is one thing that we agree on wholeheartedly: SAP sucks!

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