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OSX_July24_CWhen it comes to choosing a computer platform for your business, many small business owners won’t hesitate to go with PCs, not even looking at Apple’s offerings. While it’s true that PCs do work better in most business environments, that’s quickly changing. For the past few years, Apple computers have been gaining in popularity, and it may be time to look into them.

According to a recent report published by Asymco, there is 1 Mac sold for every 16 PCs – every other non-Mac computer – sold. At first glance, 16:1 isn’t the greatest ratio, but, upon further thought, that’s an amazing ratio considering Macs are made by just one company, while the number of PC makers are near countless.

To make the numbers even more impressive, the ratio of Macs to PCs sold was 1:50 in the early 2000’s. In a little under 10 years, Apple has managed to gain impressive ground against every other manufacturer.

While these two ratios are on an international scale, the ratio in the United States is 1:3, meaning for every one Mac sold, there’s 3 PCs sold; truly impressive. It’s forecasted that this ratio will be seen, eventually, in almost every country Apple sells computers.

It should be noted that these ratios are for every kind of user – personal, business, government and school. The number of businesses using macs is on the rise, as is evident by the growing availability of small business related software for the Mac OS. Beyond that, the ability to run Windows on your Mac is a big bonus for companies that still need Windows based software.

From what we can see, Apple is gaining ground on PC, and it’s entirely possibly that within a few years, the ratio will be equal. Combine this with the increasing number of applications utilizing the cloud and Apple computers become a seriously viable option for small businesses. If you’d like to know how you can integrate Apple’s computers in your company, please contact us.

Published on 24th July 2012 by Jeanne DeWitt.


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