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Apple's Mac: the Post-PC PC?

John Cox | Jan. 22, 2014
Influenced by iOS, OS X and the Mac likely to keep growing in enterprise.

Apple is gradually making it easier to integrate Macs (and iOS devices) into enterprises dominated by Microsoft Windows clients and infrastructure, such as Active Directory. It has closer and better ties with third-party security and management software vendors, and it's continuing to increase the number of OS X APIs available to these vendors.

"Today, if you're an enterprise IT manager, you do have the tools you need to deploy an Apple [Mac] infrastructure as you have for Windows and Linux in the past," says Corey Nachreiner, director of security strategy and research for Watchguard, a company that offers advanced firewalls and security software.


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