Jamf has published a new survey focused on the use of the Mac at work. As in other years, is made in conjunction with Apple on large and small companies that use their equipment, the results are optimistic conclusions for those who use them. Employees with Mac are generally happier with a Mac at work.
More productive, creative, independent and collaborative
Last year they determined that 72% of employees who could choose which computer brand to use chose a Mac. Now, Jamf’s study sought to test whether the choice of a particular brand of computers at work made a difference. At the same time, I wanted to know if the different functions of a company were affected by this.
825 people from more than 12 different areas participated in the study. Of these, the most important have been IT, human resources, marketing and engineering. Small and large companies from all over the world and from different sectors have participated.
The most important reasons when choosing a Mac for work are several. The main reason given by respondents is that they “like Apple products”, followed by that it is a more reliable brand than others and thirdly that it is a system that works best with the apps and resources used in performance From his job. The design, familiarity, continuity, collaboration and ease of use were other reasons.
According to the conclusions of the survey, the participants affirm that a Mac improves its work in different ways. The four main ones are productivity, creativity, being self-sufficient with technology and collaboration with other employees and teams. To finish with the most interesting metrics, 79% of respondents said they could not do their job with the same effectiveness if they did not have a Mac.
Small steps of the Mac in a world dominated by the PC
It is clear that with this type of surveys, Apple seeks to push the Mac in an environment that has traditionally resisted its incursion. Dominated by the PC, the company has been the most important market for Windows manufacturers. But after the popularity of the iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch in the world of consumption, many workers prefer to use a computer that gets along well with them.
That is why programs of choice of computer at work like those developed by Jamf are so important for the apple.
According to Statista, in 2017 Windows had almost three times as much presence in corporate devices as macOS with 615 and 22% respectively. However, if we count the devices with iOS and macOS together, that percentage rises above half to 33%.
Although it is a market dominated by Microsoft, the truth is that Apple has not given up. In addition to collaborating in studies that value their teams in corporate environments, they have also partnered with large companies to distribute them among their employees.
Deloitte reached an agreement with Apple to put iPhone and iPad among its employees. In 2016, IBM stated that it intended to distribute 100,000 Macs among its employees later that year because it was cheaper to maintain than a PC.