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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Windows XP is Dead: 3 Strong Reasons to Refresh with Mac OS X

Windows XP is Dead: 3 Strong Reasons to Refresh with Mac OS X

Microsoft announced that as of April 8, 2014 it will no longer support Windows XP. If you work at one of the 67% of organizations that are still on XP, now’s the time to step up and refresh your aging systems. And you don’t need to default to Windows 7 or 8 just because you’ve always used Microsoft.

Twelve years ago (when Windows XP was first released), Mac® computers would not have been viable for most organizations. However, Apple® has since made Mac a business-ready option that allows you to take advantage of the latest mobile and collaboration technologies, while integrating seamlessly into a PC world.

Here are three reasons why you should consider a Mac for your next refresh.

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The 3 Things You Must Do Before the Mac Invades your Enterprise

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Due to the growing demand for Apple products, more companies have given the green light on to the Mac. Forrester has estimated that almost 50% of North American and Western European companies now issue a Mac to their employees. Our “How to Decide if Your Organization is Apple-Ready” infographic also highlights a number of factors that are driving the enterprise Mac invasion.

Although more professionals are using the Mac for work, many IT departments fail to include them in their managed fleets. If you do the bare minimum when it comes to managing your company’s Mac fleet, you may face security breaches, data loss and difficulty providing Mac users with prompt help desk support.

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