- Aug 29, 2004
That's great for those Acers, but I've got 12 years of accounting data showing that in our cases that our PC's by the time I have MDM, AV, and Backup software in their + time required to deal with user issues are undeniably more expensive than our Mac purchases spread over their lifetime. A conclusion similarly reached by a very large part of the Educational system which is why they are so prevalent there. This was a similar conclusion reached by IBM who found that purchasing and maintaining Apple devices was almost half the cost of their existing Linux-based PC platforms they were running previously. I'm obviously not bringing in Apples at this stage for heavy workstations and we're not even going to pretend that Apple Server is a viable anything, but in the hands of users, the data shows them cheaper over their full lifespan. That said I like my Dell G5's I bring in for my department because it's now also my department's responsibility to deal with the security cameras on the busses and buildings so I am constantly having to re-encode and video and I totally need a laptop with a 2080 for that, so much faster...
"At IBM, one of the largest Apple-using companies with 290,000 Apple devices, a 2016 study found that the company was saving up to $543 per Mac compared to PCs over a 4-year lifespan. Forrester Research came up with an even higher number, showing that Macs cost $628 less over a 3-year lifespan."
https://mbsdirect.com/mbs-blog/article-forrester-research-and-ibm-studies-show-macs-are-cheaper-than-pcs#:~:text=At IBM, one of the,over a 3-year lifespan.
What works for one organization does not necessarily work for another. We no longer support Macs. If a user chooses to connect one they are segregated and all service is up to them.