1Jamf Survey Shows Enterprises Broadly Deploying Macs, iPhones
There was a time not so long ago when Apple products were the poor relations of the corporate world. Apple desktops and laptops were only used in departments or for applications where their graphics capabilities were in high demand. Meanwhile BlackBerry, Nokia or Motorola phones predominated in corporate offices. But all that has changed. Jamf, a company that specializes in corporate Apple device management has released a survey that shows the corporate world is investing heavily in Macs and iPhones. The survey also indicates many organizations believe that Apple products work best for their operations than competing Android mobile devices, or the Windows computers that used to have unassailable dominance in corporate offices. The study found that many IT professionals believe today that Apple’s products are easier to deploy, have a security advantage over competing platforms and deliver some of the best app integration in the corporate world. This slide show discusses the survey’s findings that describe in detail why Apple’s products have broad appeal in enterprises.
2Mac Adoption Is Soaring
3Apple’s iOS Adoption Is Soaring, Too
4Companies Are Offering Choices
5Apple’s Ease of Deployment
Part of the Mac’s appeal is in deployment. More than six in ten IT professionals said that deploying a Mac is “as easy or easier” that deploying a PC in the corporate world. Ninety-three percent of IT professionals said deploying an iPhone or iPad was “as easy or easier” that deploying devices running on other mobile operating systems.
6Apple Has a Security Advantage
Apple still has a security advantage, Jamf’s study finds. Two-thirds of IT professionals said it’s “as easy or easier” to create and maintain a “secure environment” on the Mac than in the Windows ecosystem. Ninety percent of respondents believe it’s easier to secure iOS than any other mobile platform.
7The Slight Configuration Lead
8IT Professionals Chime in on Support
9App Deployment Is a Cinch
10IT Admins Love Apple’s iOS Integration
11Case Study: IBM’s Apple Love
In its report, Jamf also shared Apple integration inside IBM. The company reported that in 2015, alone, IBM deployed nearly 100,000 Macs across its business. The move seems to have paid off for Apple: 73 percent of IBM employees now want a Mac for their next computer.