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Mac at Work: Why Your Company Should Offer Mac as a Choice

By David Fafel |   Mar 19, 2021

When we talk about Mac® in the workplace, many typecast the typical corporate Mac user as someone working in marketing or creative departments. Let’s start out with a couple of statistics from the 2019 Global Survey of Mac Users. The purpose of the study was to determine the key drivers of Mac adoption within enterprises today. The one thing in common amongst all survey participants was that they used a Mac at work. Participants held multiple job roles working for companies of all sizes and industry sectors. Here are a few of the findings:

Top 3 Success Factors for Your Enterprise Apple Strategy

By David Fafel |   Feb 11, 2021

In today’s digital world, the technology you deploy in the enterprise can make or break the productivity of your business. The blending of work life and home life is becoming more intertwined, and users wants to be able to do the best version of their work on the devices in which they feel most comfortable using. This growing popularity and favoritism of Apple® products really isn’t new per se, but there’s been an influx of questions from IT professionals regarding the best strategies for integration and management of Mac, iPhone, and iPad in their established IT environment.

Three “One More Things” from Apple to Get Excited About

By David Fafel |   Nov 27, 2020

“One more thing.” It became the immortal catchphrase made famous by Steve Jobs. It became a regular mantra that framed his announcements to the world when he was unveiling a new Apple product or idea that he felt would add value. He first used it in 2001 and Apple has used it intermediately ever since. Last week, Tim Cook used the company’s historical catchphrase to spotlight a series of announcements concerning new products and innovations for the company. The event may have been called “one more thing,” but was actually a number of “one more things” that we think enterprises should be excited about. Here is a short summary of what was announced during the event.

4 Best Practices for Deploying Mac in the Workplace

By David Fafel |   Aug 13, 2020

When it comes to employee productivity, few things are as beneficial as allowing each user to choose the tools that work best for them. For IT, this means creating an environment that allows employees to pick their preferred OS platform. When given the choice, many users will choose a Mac.

Forrester Study shows that Macs are Actually Less Expensive

By David Fafel |   Apr 21, 2020

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.

Industry Info to Know – 04.17.20 Roundup

By Kerry Cotter |   Apr 17, 2020

Whatever you need, we’ll make it work.

The WEI team has officially surpassed the 30-day mark of working from home. Depending on your local state government guidance, you may have been working from home longer. Either way we've learned a lot in 30 days about business continuity challenges and we continue to work with our customers to ensure their BC plans are effectively working as planned. The good news is that they are, and we're humbled to continue to support our customers in healthcare and higher ed with technology solutions and services that are driving their business forward through uncertain times, and uncertain obstacles. 

Forrester Study Validates Positive Economic Impact of Mac Devices

By David Fafel |   Mar 26, 2020

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. 

Apple at Work – Security and Fun in One Package

By David Fafel |   Mar 13, 2020

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. 

Tips for Managing Corporate Data on Apple iOS

By David Fafel |   Nov 12, 2019

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.

5 Reasons Why Enterprise IT Leaders Offer Apple As A Choice

By Kerry Cotter |   Sep 24, 2019

While today’s IT environments are growing more and more complex, seemingly by the day, the process for supporting Apple devices is growing easier as well. Previously on the WEI blog we’ve talked about the undeniable benefits of integrating Apple devices into your enterprise. Below we dig into 5 reasons IT leaders are offering Apple as a choice in their enterprise for an awesome end user experience.

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