While it used to be somewhat of a rarity for a business to use (or even support) Macs, Apple’s products as a whole are becoming more and more popular – even for the business sector. And as Apple continues to make both Mac and iOS more secure and enterprise friendly, the business world is increasingly adopting the Mac.
According to CBS Interactive IT head Peter Yared (speaking to CIO Journal), “It used to be cost-prohibitive to run Macs in the enterprise, and that equation changed recently with the MacBook Air.”
And it’s not just the MacBook Air – Macs on the whole are more affordable, and more competitively priced within the computer industry than ever before. This, and the attention called to the Mac by the enormously popular iPhone and iPad, finally placed Apple in a position to gain some serious ground in the business world.
In fact, according to a recent Forrester report, nearly half of all corporations now issue Macs to their employees:
“The use of iPads and iPhones in the workplace is creating increased awareness and consideration of Macs,” said Frank Gillett, vice president and principal analyst at Forrester. Even though more companies are starting to issue Macs, the percent of workers using them is still fairly slim. About 7% of computers companies give to employees are Macs, he said.
This is fantastic news for Apple, and for the future of the Mac. This fact coupled with the increasing popularity and business adoption of the iPhone and iPad are just a few of many reasons that Apple is continuing to grow like wildfire, and to accumulate cash faster than a bank robber at an unguarded vault!