Special Report: Apple Moves into the Enterprise
Apple has been a longstanding participant in the enterprise, mainly in marketing and graphics departments, but out of the mainstream purview of IT organizations. With IT as the gatekeeper, keeping vigilant watch over standardized hardware and software built to create a Windows-only world, Apple’s distinctively different approach with the Mac has kept them mainly for consumers, special applications, and Apple zealots.
Since the Apple iPhone arrived in 2007, there has been a steady but largely unnoticed shift taking place in most enterprises. The iPhone is now an accepted part of most smart phone approval lists in many organizations. This popularity and the surge in interest in the iPad 2 has created a tremendous increase in the number of people using Apple devices, and they are taking them into the enterprise in increasingly large numbers.
Apple leads surge in BYOD
Bring your own device (BYOD) has been a trend for several years now with up to 40% of users claiming to use their own device at work at least some of the time. Macs, iPhones and now iPads have been part of this BYOD mix. Those who are bringing in Apple devices, and changing the dynamics of enterprise computing standards, are those who need the productivity boost the most are often top executives of the enterprise.
Whether desired or not, Apple is becoming part of the enterprise computing portfolio, and IT organizations must confront their challenges and fears to respond proactively. With this Aragon Research Special Report titled: Apple Moves in the Enterprise, we help debunk some myths and provide guidance for integrating Macs into the business computing mix.
The Apple Moves into the Enterprise Special Report includes:
Case Study: Long-Term Mac Experience Proves Reliability and Performance Link
Toolkit for Apple Macs in the Enterprise: Seven Steps to Success Link
Questions & Answers: What Makes Apple and Its Products Tick? Link
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