I am Mac... We are PC
The debate has been around almost as long as time itself.. . Mac or PC?
Over the last 5 years the Apple Mac has been moving and shaking the technology sector with the ongoing introduction of new devices into the marketplace such as the iPod, iPhone and now the iPad.
Here at Aftershock we have seen a spike in clients asking if they should purchase a Mac or PC?
Without a doubt, Mac's are now viewed by many as the epitome of trend, style and elegance. While we completely support this and have found them to be great innovators with a class leading design the question still remains 'why don't we all have Macs'?
At Aftershock we confess - we do love Macs, but sadly cannot recommend them to any of our business clients mainly because of Apple's very low computer market share 6.4% (2010 data). In addition there has been no real progress made to integrate Macs into main stream business. Software vendors just simply don't see it as a viable financial decision yet.
At this stage Macs cannot...
- Integrate into a Companies Backup regime as most business backup software does not work on Macs
- Servers cannot properly talk to, or control Mac computers, which means that security policies and restrictions cannot be applied, potentially leaving business networks at risk
- Most custom business databases which may of our business clients have won't work on Macs
- Separate software needs to be purchased for Macs
- Spare parts and repairs can be extremely slow as the spare parts supply chain isn't as well established as most of the other brands on the market. Apple also have a very strict repair centre arrangement which limits the repairers you can take your computer to. This potential leaves you stuck in a massive queue.
- and in the Illawarra, there are only 2 Apple repair centres
If a Mac is brought onto a business network, it literally is a stand-alone machine. All the other machines talk and work together as a whole and can be controlled remotely by support personnel. This gives the business owner complete control over their IT environment.....
Thus the phrase ....... I am Mac, WE are PC!