In 2015, IBM let their employees decide — Windows or Mac. “The
goal was to deliver a great employee choice program and strive
to achieve the best Mac program,” Previn said. An emerging
favorite meant the deployment of 30,000 Macs over the course of
the year. But that number has grown. With more employees
choosing Mac than ever before, the company now has 90,000
deployed (with only five admins supporting them), making it the
largest Mac deployment on earth.
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
IBM as the world’s largest Mac installation is such a great story.