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.