This week, in Minneapolis (United States), the 2019 edition of Jamf Nation User Conference, a company event focused on the administration of Apple products in companies and institutions. There, interesting numbers are always published about the use of Apple devices in the corporate environment, and in the most recent edition of the conference it was no different.
Apple’s product marketing manager, Jeremy Butcher, made a presentation at the event sharing an interesting fact: in 2019, 100% of companies in Fortune 500 use Apple products on some scale. In addition, hundreds of medium or large companies have more than 10,000 devices Apple among its workforce.
Butcher also said that Apple already has more than 150,000 users in 69 countries using Business Manager and School Manager, the company’s tools for business and educational institutions to manage Apple devices used in its operations.
Studies also indicate that these numbers may grow soon: according to research cited by the executive, 3/4 of corporate users prefer Apple devices, when they have this option; 59% of higher education students prefer Macs to help with their studies. The data refer to the USA, it is worth noting.
IBM ❤️ Apple
Still in this sense, who seems to be totally in love with Apple is, you see, the IBM. In a presentation at the Jamf conference, the former Apple archrival praised Macs a lot and said that basically, employees who choose Apple computers are more productive and loyal to the company.
Since announcing (at the same Jamf event) the program Mac @ IBM, in 2015, the computing giant expanded the number of Apple computers in the company to 290,000. According to the IBM CIO, Fletcher Previn, employees using Macs exceed expectations in performance analysis with a frequency 22% higher compared to those using Windows.
In addition, high-value sales tend to be 16% higher when made by employees using Macs. And employees who choose Apple computers to top it off are 17% less likely to leave the company and report a better experience with their software.
Finally, Macs require less support: IBM maintains a team of 7 engineers to care for about 200,000 Apple computers; on the other hand, there are 20 engineers to manage a similar number of PCs.
Not bad, huh?