The Top 3 Questions Asked About Mac OS X Mavericks

The Top 3 Questions Asked About Mac OS X Mavericks

When Apple® introduced the new MacBook Pro® with Retina® display late in October, they also unveiled the latest version of Mac® OS X® operation system, Mavericks. With over 200 new features it quickly reached critical acclaim – especially considering the upgrade is free for users as far back as Snow Leopard.

Unbeknownst to the average user, Apple introduced a lot of new business features into Mac OS X Mavericks, which Apple has outlined in their new Mac in Enterprise Webinar series . In order to prepare our clients for the change, and understand the new features, Softchoice recently hosted a webinar. We asked clients to submit questions they have about Mac – and we discovered some interesting trends. Here are the top 3 questions we are routinely asked by clients regarding Mac OS X Mavericks.

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3 Surprising Ways the Mac Improves Enterprise Collaboration

3 Surprising Ways the Mac Improves Enterprise Collaboration

Gone are the days where employees blindly accept their corporate-issued PC. A Forrester report stated that many high-ranking employees prefer the Mac®, as “most of the Macs today are being freewheeled into the office by executives, top sales reps, and other workaholics.” This motivation goes beyond just wanting a pretty new machine, too. The report also suggests these Mac users are more productive than PC users – and earning 44% more money.

What does this have to do with IT? By not supporting the Mac – or doing the bare minimum to support them – you’re making life difficult for your executives and top performers.

Fortunately, things are changing, and it’s getting vastly easier to integrate the Mac into your environment so everyone benefits from a seamless collaboration experience.

We’ve found that there are three major surprises in store for our clients as we guide them through this process of integration.

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6 Things Every Smart IT Manager Knows About Mac Security

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Many people believe the Mac® is more secure than PCs, and that hackers don’t waste time on them. Forrester has even reported that a Mac is “more secure than a Windows machine,” as “historically there have been relatively few intrusions on a Mac.”

However, the Mac has become commonplace in the enterprise and 50% of businesses now issue them to employees. This means the Mac is becoming an attractive target.

According to a Kaspersky Security Bulletin, the main reason why cyber-criminals are targeting the Mac is because “Apple® products are popular with many influential politicians and prominent businessmen, and the information stored in the devices owned by these people is of interest to a certain category of cyber-criminal”.

While Mac OS X® has strong built-in security features, there are six specific things smart IT managers already do to protect their organizations from breaches and data loss – without investing in expensive security solutions to get started.

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