A couple of months ago, I found myself in the San Jose International Airport. As I waited for my plane, I noticed that nearly everyone in the terminal was using a Mac laptop or an iOS device. (And I mean it when I say nearly everyone.) While it was interesting thing to notice, San Jose is practically in Apple’s backyard so I dismissed it as an effort to support the local employer.
Several weeks later, while waiting for my plane to arrive at the Charles de Gaulle International Airport in Paris, France, I started noticing the devices used by others waiting in the terminal. Much to my surprise, nearly all of the devices in use were either Mac laptops or iOS devices. Since Paris isn’t in Apple’s backyard and thus the usage trend became ever more intriguing. It’s obvious that times are changing and according to Apple’s 2012 fiscal numbers, they’re changing in big ways.
Last month Apple’s 2012 fiscal report showed they sold more than 125 million iPhones, 58 million iPads, 18 million Macs and 35 million iPods with more than $156 billion in total sales and over $44 billion in profit.
Just in case you’re not great at math, I’ll add it up for you: 125 million iPhones + 58 million iPads + 18 million Macs = 1 very large elephant (of the Apple variety) sitting in the IT office. Thus the $156 billion dollar question becomes: “Are you ignoring the elephant in the room?”
If you are, it’s time to review LANDesk’s management portfolio again. Built within LANDesk’s renowned integrated console is power to manage those millions of iPhones, iPads and Mac devices wandering around your office. Managing your Mac devices can help your department reduce cost, increase productivity and gain control of end user environments. With the number of Mac devices in use, you can’t afford not to do it.