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Mac’s popularity in business still below halfway mark

Ike Suarez | April 15, 2014
Parallels releases survey results on views towards the Mac in the enterprises

45% of businesses currently offer Apple's Macs to their employees and 95 % of businesses which do not provide employees Macs say they most likely would do so if they had a single central management system for both Windows PCs and Macs.

This is according to a survey by Parallels. The survey was commissioned to study attitudes and behaviours towards multiple environments.

The survey results were announced in a press statement by the Renton, Washington-based provider of cross-platform solutions and enabler of cloud services. The survey took place last March involving 200 IT decision makers and was done through email and online questionnaires

Top reasons cited for using Macs were the following:

  • They are more reliable overall than Windows machines (77%)
  • Macs are easier to support
  • Macs would most likely attract employees in the race to hire talent (65%)

Top reasons cited for non-deployment of MACs in enterprise networks were the following:

  • Lack of expertise to manage them (70%)
  • Inability to run Windows apps (68 %)
  • Lack of proper management toos (53 %)

The UK-based market research firm, Redshift Inc. designed and conducted the survey on commission for Parallels Inc.

 

 

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