Apple Mountain Lion OS Offers Features for Small Businesses
Apple's latest OS, Mountain Lion, offers small businesses several features to boost productivity and social networking.Although Microsofts Windows operating system is still used in the vast majority of businesses, creative professionals and those working in design industries are partial to Apple computers and the operating system, and small and midsize businesses are increasingly adopting it for their own devices, particularly Apples mobile operating system, iOS, as use of the iPad tablet has exploded among small businesses. With the release of OS X Mountain Lion, Apples latest version of their OS, there are a host of updated features that can serve midmarket companies well. The software update, which is available as a download from the Mac App Store for $19.99, requires Lion or Snow Leopard (OS X v10.6.8 or later), 2GB of memory and 8GB of available space, and is available at no additional charge from the Mac App Store to all customers who purchased a qualifying new Mac system from Apple or an authorized Apple reseller on or after June 11.
Chief among these are productivity enhancements to the Notification Center, which streamlines the presentation of notifications and provides access to alerts from Mail, Calendar, Messages, Reminders, system updates and third-party apps, as well as iCloud integration, for the setup of those applications, in addition to keeping everything, including iWork documents, up-to-date across all a companys devices, including the iPad. The Dictation application allows users to dictate text anywhere the user can type, whether using an app from Apple or a third-party developer.