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Fortune 500 company considers using Macs

updated 03:00 pm EDT, Fri April 6, 2007

Enterprise considers Macs

Despite Apple's historical tendency to shy away from the enterprise IT market, the company's new Intel-based Macs have begun turning heads at big businesses looking to accommodate a broader spectrum of users. An IT manager of a Fortune 500 company is considering purchasing Macs for mainstream enterprise deployment, according to PC Magazine, as well as for its graphics and advertising departments. Traditionally Macs have remained mostly in the desktop publishing and graphic design departments of larger companies, due in part to a lack of business-level software alongside non-compatibility with Windows systems and Apple's lack of enterprise support. At least two of these factors are no longer proving a barrier to large companies, however, and the prospect of running Microsoft Windows on a Mac to accommodate fresh college graduates with experience on Apple systems is tantalizing to at least one IT manager.

by MacNN Staff




  1. csi95

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Is this news?

    "a Fortune 500 company is considering purchasing Macs"

    No mention of what company; what line of business; or how many to purchase.

    This is a weak news article. Give it some weight.

  1. hokizpokis

    Joined: Dec 1969


    mac 500

    macs have always been around here

    in fact we are considering a windows laptop purchase

    (to hang on the dart board of course)

  1. rtbarry

    Joined: Dec 1969


    macs have been...

    ...creeping into enterprise for the last several years.

    helped with a migration pilot for a very large biotech years ago. 2/3s of the company were already mac, and they were migrating their business/marketing side over as well. we're talking 7000+ seats here.

    so not naming a company in this article is pointless. there are many companies considering or going through this already.


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