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Macs continue to thrive in the enterprise

Jamf, in collaboration with Apple, contracted Vanson Bourne, a third-party market research firm to conduct a study to uncover key drivers of Mac adoption within the enterprise. To gain a global Mac perspective, the study surveyed employees from companies across the world, ranging from small to large enterprises.

The findings reveal high levels of employee satisfaction, productivity, creativity and collaboration for Mac users across all major lines of business: information technology, human resources, sales, and engineering. When asked how their work has improved as a result of using Mac, the answers were telling:

  • 97% of respondents claim increased productivity.

  • 95% claim increased creativity.

  • 94% claim self-sufficiency with technology.

  • 91% claim increased collaboration .

  • What’s more, the majority of employees surveyed stated that they wouldn’t be able to do their jobs as effectively without being able to use a Mac.

Employers offering Mac had fewer IT tickets than others; almost 40% of respondents experienced no issues with their Mac within the last 12 months. Of respondents who did cite an issue, the leading culprit was actually a network problem — nothing to do with the device itself — and 74% of those who previously used a PC for work experienced fewer issues now that they use a Mac.

Apple’s penetration into the enterprise market has been driven largely by its popularity among consumers – as more and more people used those devices at home, they wanted to have the same experience at work and eventually came to demand it. Enterprises’ ability to meet this demand through employee device choice programs has become key to attracting and retaining top talent, according to the report.

IBM has led the way with its employee choice program Mac@IBM. Since launching the program three years ago, the company has deployed over 134,000 Macs and recently open sourced the provisioning code for Mac@IBM to help other IT admins implement choice programs at their own organizations.

You can read more about the study by clicking here.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.