Desktop Platforms – Apple MacOS | Implementing Macs
While Windows might be the default for many IT admins, it’s becoming more common to use Apple’s MacOS system for desktop computing. Some businesses even have a 100% Mac environment, including servers. The good thing is it’s easy to implement MacOS into both Windows and Linux environments to cater to employees with different needs.
For employees who are already familiar with Macs, it makes sense for them to use the MacOS platform at work as well. Odds are, this will help increase their efficiency. It’s also a good solution for employees who may use their device in public places or anywhere outside the office where security might not be as tight.
Managing MacOS isn’t much different than any other desktop platform. For Windows environments, Microsoft provides tools for managing Apple devices. There are also built-in security features for managing access. For small businesses, OS X Server is capable of managing all Mac and iOS devices on the network.
Due to built-in security features, Macs tend to be more secure. For instance, malware can’t install itself currently. Plus, the market share is less, which makes them less of a target. This leads to far less time spent on patching, updating antivirus and locking down the system against hackers.
MacOS backups are native with the Time Machine feature. However, many businesses are now utilizing cloud services for backups and even file storage, which means files are backed up and easily accessible no matter what OS your business uses.
Businesses should be aware that the MacOS platform is a practical and cost-effective solution that works well in all server environments. For help in determining which desktop platform to use and assistance with managing Mac environments, contact our team today.