The company that fills the gap between mission critical enterprise software and Macs will win the hearts and minds of workers and IT pros alike.
If you’ve worked in an office in the last 20 years, you’ve used Windows. Maybe not exclusively–maybe you’re a lucky graphic designer and you’ve been cozy with Macs since the G4. But even then you’ve received an attachment from a client on a PC that you couldn’t open because it was Windows-based. Maybe you spent all day in Windows world and then sped home from work into the arms of your MacBook Air, longing for some intuitive Guy Kawasaki-style love. A new survey done by Dimensional Research, commissioned by VMware, says those days are coming to an end. The deep market penetration of iPads and new work situations like BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) are pushing the PC out of its former prominence, says the report–titled “The Apple Enterprise Invasion.”
But not so fast. The survey asked 376 IT pros and it turns out that, yes, users like Macs better–73% think they’re easier to use. But almost two-thirds (64%) of the IT pros identified enterprise solutions their businesses rely on that don’t run on Macs. In fact, 17% said none of their enterprise solutions run on Mac. That makes it hard to get everybody on board–a critical element in today’s fast-moving business environment. The company that fills this gap between mission critical enterprise software and Macs is set to win the hearts and minds of workers and IT pros alike.