For decades, it’s been a rule of thumb that’s ruled the business world: PCs are for business. Macs—not so much. But the conventional wisdom is changing. In recent years, Apple has positioned itself as a more business-friendly machine. In 2010, for instance, the company began an effort to hire engineers with experience in networking hardware to help small business customers make the transition from PC to Mac.
That and similar moves seem to be making a dent in Windows’ use. In 2012, purchases of Windows devices declined 31 percent from 2011, and Windows tablet sales were essentially “non existent,” according to data from NPD, a global research firm.
Why the shift? From quality support to high security, here are five reasons why your small business should consider making the switch to Macs, something that MacExperience is more than qualified to assist you with.
1. Local help and support.
While every Apple retail store has at least one employee on site dedicated to helping local small businesses, the MacExperience covers you with a team to make the most of Apple products. We feature same or next day metro-Indianapolis delivery on thousands of available products. We offer equipment leasing, which allows you to pay for new computers, software and accessories over two or three years. And our professional Apple Certified engineers can visit your small business to help you set up or troubleshoot your products.
2. Awesome apps.
The Apple ecosystem features more than 1 million apps that can help you run your business with ease. No matter where you are, as long as you can access 3G or Wifi, you can also instantly access essential business apps like Freshbooks, Quickbooks, Skype, Square and Salesforce. As a small business owner, you can get discounts by purchasing these apps in bulk, too.
3. The iPad.
In an increasingly mobile marketplace, the iPad offers a great user interface and the ability to run your business remotely for small business owners. Across the nation, small firms are finding innovative ways to implement the iPad in their business, from collecting payments through apps like Square to making presentations to potential clients.
4. The iPhone.
Last year, the popular iPhone accounted for 68.2 percent of new small and medium business smartphone activations, according to data from Intermedia. Why? In addition to thousands of excellent apps, small business owners love the usability and interface that the iPhone offers. Better yet: It integrates seamlessly with your data on your computer and iPad.
From iPhone to Mac Pro, all Apple products are designed with powerful advanced technologies that work together to constantly scrutinize, encrypt, update and ultimately keep you Mac safer. Small businesses report more uptime using Macs vs PCs
Do you use a Mac in your small business? Why or why not? Want to get started today? Contact us with your questions and solution needs and we'll be happy to begin the discussion.