[LINK] Jobs not all bad

Ivan Trundle ivan at itrundle.com
Mon Oct 17 07:23:34 AEDT 2011

On 16/10/2011, at 9:23 PM, Bernard Robertson-Dunn wrote:

> people are buying truckloads of Apple 
> products for reasons of style not technology.

Not me. For business, I've bought many desktops and laptops for collaborative engagement activities and have had to cart the kit around the country: three things stand out:

1. Macs 99% of the time, Macs just work in any new environment. The non-Macs often had trouble, even when all configured the same way. This was very important for our business where setting up 70 machines the night before for a conference meant that trouble-free was important. The ease of integration both with a newly-built network and existing infrastructure was astounding.

2. The gear lasted longer. Both desktop and laptop Macs managed, on average, to remain in service 75% longer than non-Macs. We eventually gave up buying non-Macs, because the cost was too great for the business.

3. The gear travelled better: not only are Macs generally lighter, but also more robust. I often travelled with 12 MacBooks (Airs and others) in my carry-on bag or in checked luggage, and never had a problem with things getting crushed or broken.

Overall, the ROI was far greater on the Macs vs PCs. The difference didn't even come close.



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