Gartner Explains How to Manage the Influx of Macs in the Enterprise

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: the use of Macs in the enterprise is a growing trend that shows no sign of slowing down. Because of user preference, lower IT support costs, and fewer instances of malware, Macs are an increasingly common presence in the modern enterprise. And Macs are no longer limited to the creative class – end users in a variety of roles and occupations prefer Apple laptops and mobile devices.

According to the JAMF 2015 Survey: Managing Apple Devices in the Enterprise, 96 percent of enterprises support Mac laptops and desktops, 84 percent support iPhones and 81 percent support iPads. However, that doesn’t mean the device management best practices of organizations have always kept up with the trend.

There are many factors to consider before you allow a single Mac into your business. Businesses need to consider who should allowed to use Macs, how they will be provisioned, what apps Mac users require, how Macs fit into the company’s security program, and more. Fortunately, Gartner has a report that covers the major items businesses need to consider when jumping on the Macs in the enterprise trend.

Read the report to discover:

• How to ensure that Macs comply with security requirements.
• The true costs of Mac adoption.
• What applications users require and how they will be accessed.
• Content management best practices for organizations with devices on mixed operating systems.