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what is the % of mac users like in business environments?

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Juelz, Mar 4, 2017.

  1. Juelz

    Juelz Gigabyte Poster

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    I have been browsing the net looking for directions to turn interms of certs. I'm wondering are macs popular in business environments where you are providing inhouse support? looking at doing another apple cert and stumbled across one costing as little as $24 however you can only get the training materials from apple which costs over £200, there is a nice payment option to break down the cost and you get the material for a couple of exams. I am thinking of taking this route but wondering if its worth becoming a mac 'expert' interms of marketable skills.
     
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  2. Pseudonym

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    Depends on the business.

    Generally speaking though, desktops run Windows. Servers run Windows/Unix/Linux. Other assorted devices run Windows/Unix/Linux.
    We have 3 macs out of probably 200 desktops. Plus we have tills running Windows too. I'm sure certain businesses will run a lot of macs, so if you find one it would be a desirable certification. But then there's an inherent ceiling because Macs aren't used as servers or anything else.

    In my opinion, the ROI for certs at first line level is Comptia>Microsoft>Cisco>linux related certs... and then I wouldn't even bother mentioning macs.

    Mac skills, I think would be best utilised in a specialist Mac repair shop. Lots of money to be made there.. For the time being.. but the landscape is pretty volatile in this industry.
     
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    No probs. Good luck with whatever you decide to do.
     
  5. linuxuser

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    I work for a large company with over 20,000 employees. All our customer facing staff have company provided MacBook Airs, iPhones and iPads.

     
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    Sorry I should add that Managers and Senior staff also have Apple devices.
     
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    I'm at VMware - the vast majority of technical pre-sales and post-sales folks (approx 3k out of 20k employees) have some form of MacBook.

    I had a Pro when I first joined, but switched to an Air last time I got a refresh.
     
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    I work for an American company, I was offered the choice of Mac or Surface Pro, I am glad I took the Surface because my staff who have Mac's all complain.
     
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    Do they complain about MS Office apps being poor versions of their Windows counterparts, by any chance?
     
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    That and also believe it or not VMware utils, invariably my guys log in to a Windows VDI and work there instead.
     
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  11. Bondi

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    I work for one of the largest telecommunications companies in the UK and can certainly say we only have Mac's in the Marketing / Design departments which would only be a small team of about 10-15 users. However we do see loads of Apple Ipad's with our Sales teams and Business departments being offsite but even then its mostly Leveno Thinkpads.
     

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