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The Reign Of Windows At Work 'Is Coming To An End' And Macs Are Rising Fast
Business Insider ^ | 07/05/2014 | Julie Bort

Posted on 07/05/2014 11:06:48 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

It's been clear for some time that the iPad has taken the enterprise by storm as employees tote it to work and companies buy fleets of them. But Apple's PC, the Mac, has never been as dominant in the workplace, until now, according to new research from long-time Microsoft rival, VMware.

VMware queried 376 IT professionals and found that they are increasingly being asked to buy and/or support Macs in the enterprise by employees who want Macs, not Windows machines.

"Microsoft Windows has dominated enterprise desktops for close to three decades but it appears its reign is coming to an end. As BYOPC ["Bring Your Own PC"] and BYOD [Bring Your Own Device] continue to transform the enterprise, Macs have become a popular and preferred option compared to Windows PCs," says Erik Frieberg, VP of Marketing, End-User Computing, VMware, in the report.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet; Society
KEYWORDS: apple; macs; microsoft; windows
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If true, time to buy Apple stocks and dump Microsoft...
1 posted on 07/05/2014 11:06:48 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Macs have been rising fast since about 1984.


2 posted on 07/05/2014 11:11:26 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: SeekAndFind

Although I am not a MS fan, I think the root of the problem is the hardware

MS is the brand, controls the software and makes all the money. At the other end, 1000 hardware makers from HP and Toshiba down to cheap-o Chinese knock off brands compete as commodity supplier whores to merely be the one to run the MS software. Their main tool is only price.

MS windows has its own problems, but I have found that any MS PC has a shelf-life of about 18-24 months before key components start to fail.


3 posted on 07/05/2014 11:11:30 AM PDT by PGR88
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RE: Macs have been rising fast since about 1984.

So, why are they not YET as ubiquitous in the office as Windows based computers?


4 posted on 07/05/2014 11:12:34 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: PGR88

RE: I have found that any MS PC has a shelf-life of about 18-24 months before key components start to fail.

How about Macs?


5 posted on 07/05/2014 11:13:17 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Wait one of MS’s big rivals called a statistically insignificant number of their own clients and found they’re increasingly using not MS? Yeah, that certainly spells doom for MS (sarc). Meanwhile at my work we just recently dumped VMWare for Hyper-V.


6 posted on 07/05/2014 11:14:19 AM PDT by discostu (Ladies and gentlemen watch Ruth!)
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To: SeekAndFind

And 2015 will be the Year of Linux too, right?


7 posted on 07/05/2014 11:14:49 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Swordmaker

Mac ping


8 posted on 07/05/2014 11:15:25 AM PDT by randita
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To: ClearCase_guy

I LOL’ed hard on that one. Heh. Chips ‘n dip spew...


9 posted on 07/05/2014 11:16:59 AM PDT by carriage_hill ( Incoming fire always has the right of way.)
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To: SeekAndFind
VMware queried 376 IT professionals...

Overwhelming evidence. The kind I always base my market decisions on.< /s>

10 posted on 07/05/2014 11:18:12 AM PDT by Leroy S. Mort
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To: discostu

RE: Meanwhile at my work we just recently dumped VMWare for Hyper-V.

I’m curious, what reasons persuaded your company to do that? (DISCLOSURE: I own a large number of VMW stocks ).


11 posted on 07/05/2014 11:18:14 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
VMware queried 376 IT professionals and found that they are increasingly being asked to buy and/or support Macs in the enterprise by employees who want Macs, not Windows machines.

Being asked to by people who don't understand what's involved in getting a Mac properly integrated into a Windows security domain doesn't translate into it actually happening.

12 posted on 07/05/2014 11:18:22 AM PDT by tacticalogic
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To: SeekAndFind
Apple is trending up,eh? And the level of the world's oceans has risen about 1mm in the last 100 years,according to recent research.
13 posted on 07/05/2014 11:18:52 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: SeekAndFind

Did that a long time ago and worked out very well.

MAC is the future and a much better OS.


14 posted on 07/05/2014 11:20:58 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: SeekAndFind

Hyper-V is free in Windows 8.1,has better integration with the OS, and the VMs run faster. Also there are porting tools so the transition is easy.


15 posted on 07/05/2014 11:22:38 AM PDT by discostu (Ladies and gentlemen watch Ruth!)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Just in the past year approx my AAPL stock rose $100 a share and split 7 for 1 so ... yes. Trending up.


16 posted on 07/05/2014 11:23:15 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: SeekAndFind

We’ve used Macs exclusively for home and business since 1984 and have never had one fail. We replaced them only because applications we used stopped being supported with the outdated OS’s.

My MacBook Pro is about five years old and running the latest OS. Never had a crash or any other issue and I use it hard.

They’ve made significant improvements and it would be nice to have a new one, but they don’t make the 17” screen, which I have and love, any longer. Sure, it’s bigger, but I don’t travel with it since I have an iPhone and iPad.

Maybe we’ve just been lucky, but I’ll take it.


17 posted on 07/05/2014 11:24:08 AM PDT by randita
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To: SeekAndFind

I have 2 office/industrial-grade HP microtowers running Win-7 Pro x64/SP1 since 6/09, with zero burps/farts/fails. Maybe the exceptions, but I always buy higher-grade/upper-level machines. Pays-off in the long run.


18 posted on 07/05/2014 11:24:21 AM PDT by carriage_hill ( Incoming fire always has the right of way.)
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To: SeekAndFind

“So, why are they not YET as ubiquitous in the office as Windows based computers?”

Because going back over twenty years, underlying virtually every enterprise financial and operations system resides Excel and/or Access. That’s why. And, that’s not going to change anytime soon.


19 posted on 07/05/2014 11:28:10 AM PDT by snoringbear (E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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To: Gay State Conservative
I wouldn't be so smug. Had you invested $10,000 in Apple 10 years ago, it would be worth over $700,000 today.

The same amount invested in Microsoft 10 years ago would be worth $13,000 today.

20 posted on 07/05/2014 11:29:05 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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