“Thanks in part to the corporate BYOD movement, Apple’s AppleCare service and support plan, and just plain old demand, enterprises are more steadily adopting Macs in their organizations,” Esther Shein reports for Computerworld.
“Those factors, coupled with Apple’s partnership with IBM last year to develop a set of business apps for the iPhone and iPad, are leading Apple to make strides in the enterprise,” Shein reports. “‘Really, they’re making strides because users are demanding them and organizations want to be able to say ‘yes’ more than in the past,” says Michael Silver, a research vice president at Gartner. It’s part user satisfaction, ‘and costs have come down, depending on the model you look at.'”
“Career site CareerBuilder.com introduced Macs into the enterprise about two years ago after previously offering them primarily to staff doing creative work, says CIO Roger Fugett. Today, of about 2,850 employees, 22% use Macs,” Shein reports. “When they first started offering employees their choice of device, Fugett says, he was surprised by the number of people who were already using PCs who turned to Macs — including engineers — a move he attributes to the fact that so many people use Apple devices outside of work. About 70% of IT people use Macs.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Behold the indomitable Macintosh.
As the intractable IT doofuses of the late 1990s retire, lo and behold, Mac rises. Smart employees have always wanted quality computers, not Windows PC dreck.
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