Infrastructure Slideshow: Apple's Mac Versus Microsoft's PC in the Enterprise

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 10-27-2010

Apple's Mac Versus Microsoft's PC in the Enterprise

Adoption on the RiseMac adoption in the enterprise is expected to increase by 57% between 2009 and 2011, the Enterprise Desktop Alliance found in its survey.

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Double UpThe number of respondents who say more than 20% of the computers in their organization are running Mac OS X will have doubled from 5% in 2009 to 10% by the end of 2011.

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One quarterMacs will be 26% of net new systems by the end of 2011, according to the Enterprise Desktop Alliance.

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Some Macs Everywhere?2009: 65% of respondents had "some Macs" in their operations 2011: 69% of respondents expect to have "some Macs" in their operations.

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Mac OS X ShareAlthough Mac adoption is on the rise, a mere 5.2% of installed enterprise systems will feature Mac OS X by the end of 2011.

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Windows OS Share2009: 61% of respondents had more than 90% of their enterprise computers running Windows. 2011: 52% of respondents expect to have more than 90% of their enterprise computers running Windows.

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Academics Like MacsMacs are most popular in the education sector. Penetration in elementary and secondary education is 41%. College adoption stands at 28%.

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IT PerspectiveFile sharing between Mac OS X and Windows has proven to be most important consideration for IT administrators.

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IT PerspectiveWhen it comes to troubleshooting, help desk calls, and system configuration, IT staff believes Macs are cheaper than PCs.

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IT PerspectiveMost respondents believe infrastructure costs are about the same for Macs as for PCs.

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