Skip to comments.The Reign Of Windows At Work 'Is Coming To An End' And Macs Are Rising Fast
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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Macs have been rising fast since about 1984.
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.
RE: Macs have been rising fast since about 1984.
So, why are they not YET as ubiquitous in the office as Windows based computers?
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?
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.
And 2015 will be the Year of Linux too, right?
I LOL’ed hard on that one. Heh. Chips ‘n dip spew...
Overwhelming evidence. The kind I always base my market decisions on.< /s>
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 ).
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.
Did that a long time ago and worked out very well.
MAC is the future and a much better OS.
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.
Just in the past year approx my AAPL stock rose $100 a share and split 7 for 1 so ... yes. Trending up.
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.
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.
“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.
The same amount invested in Microsoft 10 years ago would be worth $13,000 today.
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