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

By Don Reisinger

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.

This article was originally published on 10-27-2010