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Global Survey: Mac in the Enterprise Report

Posted in: Enterprise

One of the most important factors in building a thriving business is recruiting, retaining and encouraging employees to join and stay with the company. One important way to keep employees productive and happy is to offer them top-of-the-line technology. To uncover key drivers of Mac adoption within the enterprise, Vanson Bourne, a global third-party market research firm conducted a survey of Mac users who work for organizations that offer Mac as a choice, on why they choose and use Mac at work. The study was contracted by Jamf in collaboration with Apple.

To gain a global Mac perspective, we surveyed employees from companies across the world, ranging from small to large enterprises.

What we found may surprise you.

Want to learn more before diving in? Read on.

What technology is best suited for employees?

The findings reveal high levels of employee satisfaction, productivity, creativity and collaboration for Mac users across all major lines of business: Information Technology, Human Resources, Sales and Engineering.

How does Mac arm employees for work?

When asked how their work has improved as a result of using Mac, the answers were quite telling:

  • 97% of respondents claim increased productivity
  • 95% claim increased creativity
  • 94% claim self-sufficiency with technology
  • 91% claim increased collaboration

Moreover, the vast majority of employees surveyed stated that they would not be able to do their jobs as effectively without being able to use a Mac.

The reliability of Mac

Employers offering Mac had far fewer IT tickets than others; almost 40% of respondents experienced no issues with their Mac within the last 12 months. Of respondents who did cite an issue, the leading culprit was actually a network problem — nothing to do with the device itself — and 74% of those who previously used a PC for work experienced fewer issues now that they use a Mac.

Read the the full report to learn about:

  • Why employees choose Mac
  • Which industries are better suited for Mac
  • Effectiveness
  • Ease of use
  • Where employees find applications for work