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Macs Are Kicking Ass In Business, Too, Now Accounting For 11 Percent Of Corporate Computers

Macs Are Kicking Ass In Business, Too, Now Accounting For 11 Percent Of Corporate Computers

Over the years, the Mac has begun to gain significant traction in the business world. Today, according to Forrester analyst Ben Gray, one in ten corporate computers is a Mac, a number which has risen significantly since this time last year, rising from having a 9.1 percent hold all the way up to having an 11 percent hold in business.

A nearly 2 percent gain in just one year should be heralded as a pretty phenomenal success. Gray suggests that much of this success can be attributed to the iPad, which he says acts as a gateway of sorts for bringing more Macs into industry.

Although 89 percent of corporate computers are still trapped firmly under the thumb of Microsoft and the Windows platform, with the majority of those still running Windows XP. The good news is that this is slowly changing. The bad news? It’s not changing nearly fast enough.

What are your thoughts? Do you think Macs are creeping their way into the enterprise? Sound off in the comments!

  1. absolutely.. doubt they’ll ever reach above a 50% market share (in enterprise) – I could see however a 20% share or so in less than ten years.

  2. Peteer says:

    “Do you think Maks are creeping their way into the enterprise?”Maks?

  3. Ghoshmegha says:

    Oh most definitely! While the growth maybe slow what is important to note is that it’s no longer just the desirability of owning an Apple product but it’s also the utility that is making people in the corporate sector want one. What I think needs to be done though is secure better corporate deals where th firm gets an advantage if they change all or mist systems to Mac. That’s been a key strategy implemented by most Windows based laptop manufacturers like Dell, Lenovo, HP, etc. Predominantly so in the Indian market where the want for a Mac is quite strong.

  4. Ghoshmegha says:

    Oh most definitely! While the growth maybe slow what is important to note is that it’s no longer just the desirability of owning an Apple product but it’s also the utility that is making people in the corporate sector want one. What I think needs to be done though is secure better corporate deals where th firm gets an advantage if they change all or mist systems to Mac. That’s been a key strategy implemented by most Windows based laptop manufacturers like Dell, Lenovo, HP, etc. Predominantly so in the Indian market where the want for a Mac is quite strong.

  5. Taylor says:

    I think Apple computers are definitely going to take a large part in businesses in the future. Now if they use specifically use Macintosh operating system is hard to say. I think they may find them with Windows on them as well especially for established companies as most of the software is designed for Windows. But I think the hardware aspect of an Apple product is nearly impossible resist for a company especially with regard to the MacBook Pro. The performance, durability (uni-body), superior battery life, and it’s standard Macintosh operating system that is virus free is to appealing for personal computing it should remain the same for a business.

  6. Sebastian says:

    I think gathering data process is flawed. Access to Forrester website is not representative. Majority of companies have accountants and they do get nice deals from Dell and other PC suppliers, often for price of one mac they can get five windows 7 machines. Windows also makes it so much easier to integrate existing security policies (which in 99% is hosted by Win Server), thus makes this choice too easy and only fanboy would choose mac. Many companies are even restricting access to their resources on iOS due to security reasons.

    I know a lot of big companies and none of it use macs. I never heard of any serious company to allow employees to choose between mac and PC. Only designer related businesses seem to use it.

    Claim that 1 on 10 machines in enterprises are macs is very unlikely to be true.

    Ps: I wrote this post on iPhone 🙂

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