CIOs explain why they are saying no to Macs

CIOs explain why they are saying no to Macs

Summary: So far, the Mac hasn't had the same success in the corporate world that it has had with consumers. Few companies have chosen Apple over classic Windows-Intel machines, even though there are signs that their employees would like to go Mac.

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From silicon.comSo far, the Mac hasn't had the same success in the corporate world that it has had with consumers. Few companies have chosen Apple over classic Windows-Intel machines, even though there are signs that their employees would like to go Mac.

It doesn't look like that state of affairs will change soon, going by a survey conducted by silicon.com, in which none of the CIOs polled said the launch of Snow Leopard would encourage them to install Macs. Cost is a key inhibitor, the IT chiefs said. Silicon.com has the full story on what is holding back Mac adoption in the enterprise.

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  • As a A. Lloyd Flanagan asks in the comments, if you are considering a move to Unix system, why not Linux? This way you avoid the software and hardware costs associated with the Mac. But you still get shiny icons, spinning cubes and a Docky ;)

    I think the bottom-line costs are, to quote Ibukun Adebayo, "training... inevitable downtime, stakeholder disgruntlement, and more calls to my service desk team".
    Jake Rayson