Once the poster child of the personal computer age, IBM are now the biggest purchaser of Apple computers on the planet! Simply due to the fact they save a huge amount of money over time according to IBM VP of Workplace as a Service Fletcher Previn.
Talking at this years Jamf Nation User Conference yesterday Fletcher detailed just how much they are saving. As time goes by the cost saving has increased to anywhere from $273 up to $543 per machine, over a 4year period when compared to a regular PC.
This flys in the face of the normal presumption that any Apple equipment results in a much higher expenditure. However these comments are similar to those IBM made at last years conference a few months after adopting Mac’s in 2015.
But isn’t it expensive, and doesn’t it overload IT? No. IBM found that not only do PCs drive twice the amount of support calls, they’re also three times more expensive. That’s right, depending on the model, IBM is saving anywhere from $273 – $543 per Mac compared to a PC, over a four-year lifespan. “And this reflects the best pricing we’ve ever gotten from Microsoft,” Previn said. Multiply that number by the 100,000+ Macs IBM expects to have deployed by the end of the year, and we’re talking some serious savings. – VP of Workplace Fletcher Previn
These cost savings are due to a significant reduction in management and support costs. The 90,000 already in use are issued and maintained using IBM software and Apples Device Enrolment process through just five admin staff. This massive adoption only looks to be increasing, 73% of staff say they want their next machine to be a Mac. At the moment IBM are deploying as many as 1,300 new Mac’s each week!
So finally you know the answer when someone says that Apple computers are more expensive.