As the need and desire for flexible working environments has grown, IT teams are increasingly turning towards equipment that offers advantages in the digital workplace. These products offer simplified deployment and management, in addition to interconnectivity between devices and other productivity benefits.
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The ongoing evolution of infrastructure technology has created a host of different options that enterprises can chose from. However, the introduction of software-defined infrastructure (SDI) offers flexibility that other options, like traditional and converged infrastructure approaches, can’t match.
In part of one this two-part blog series, we discussed the recent study by Forrester Research outlining the economic impact of Macs in the enterprise. The study showed that while the initial purchase price of a Mac is $500 more than a comparable PC, its true cost is actually $50.25 less over a 3-year product cycle once hardware and software costs are accounted for. The disparity in costs is even more pronounced once supporting costs such as provisioning, deployment, help desk tickets and energy are factored in. Forrester found the resulting cost savings to be $678.56. In the end, TCO matters far more than the initial price tag.
Let us guess, the majority of your employees prefer a Mac as their computing device of choice? Of course, it figures that their first choice is the also more expensive too when compared to a PC. Or is it? While the initial acquisition cost of a Mac device is certainly higher than a PC, the number on the price tag is not the true cost of an item. The true costs is the combined costs of maintaining the item throughout its period of ownership.
Let’s face it, the majority of your employees prefer Apple products such as iPhone, iPad and Macs over other alternatives. In fact, a 2019 survey showed that 97 percent of Mac users are more productive after switching from Windows. Because Apple allows users to personalize their devices so extensively, their devices become an extension of who they are. Apple products also help stimulate creativity and encourage collaboration amongst team members. As a result, enterprise users are embracing Apple products everywhere, creating cohesive ecosystems that are increasing levels of productivity for their organizations.
Digital transformation was the number one priority for over 70 percent of businesses last year, and the speed at which many enterprises are undertaking it is accelerating quickly. Following in its wake is IT transformation – for as quickly as digital technologies change, IT and how they manage those technologies must accelerate just as fast. Enter Dell EMC VcRail Appliance.
In 2019, the top two IT spending priorities for organizations centered on digital transformation and upgrading, or refreshing, existing IT. For the majority of firms polled, complete success in digital transformation could not be easily achieved with the traditional, stand-alone infrastructure currently in place. The time and expertise needed to automate resource provisioning for them is untenable.
Deploying Mac introduces several “new” concepts for how to effectively provision and support the devices. Apple methods are different from traditional methods, such as those used in Windows environments, and therefore must be well-understood.
One of the smartest things a company can do to support their employees is allow them to work from their own customizable devices. Enterprise mobility and flexibility are prized in the workplace, but it also entail a lot of extra work for IT to keep corporate data secure. Fortunately, Apple’s management framework provides smart ways to manage both corporate data and apps discreetly- seamlessly separating work data from personal data while keeping users informed on how their devices are being managed.
The digital revolution is changing the way businesses operate and how people work. Employees desire flexibility and the option to work anytime from anywhere from the devices that they prefer. With freedom of choice, employees have more control over their work experience, resulting in higher job satisfaction and increased productivity. Enterprises report that the majority of their staff members prefer Apple devices. Apple helps companies empower their employees through personalized, optimized work environments. With the Apple Business Manager solution, setup and support of Apple devices is simple and seamless. It has become easier and more cost-effective than ever to give your employees the freedom to choose.