Currently Being ModeratedNov 16, 2012 7:29 AM (in response to Crmass)
I'm not sure what sort of help you are looking for. What is it you would like us, your fellow users, to do to assist? If you need justification for Apple products, you can perhaps start here:
There are lots of other sites on the web that offer similar discussions. Beyond that, there's not much anyone here can offer since we know absolutly nothing about the company you work for. It may be entirely appropriate for their business needs for them to specify some other platform, and if you can't deal with that, you may wish to look for a different job.
These forums are also intended for technical support on existing Apple products, not for sales guidance, so this really isn't the place for a long discussion about why your company might or might not want to switch. I'd suggest you try to find a friendly ear within your company, someone who has some influence over such decisions, and have a discussion with them about the company needs and strategy and present your case as to why Apple products might best serve the company's purpose. That's probably going to be a stronger approach then you just not wanting to use some non-Apple platform. If you can gain a hearing, you can then recruit business specialists from a local Apple Store or Apple reseller/VAR to assist in making your case.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 16, 2012 8:03 AM (in response to Crmass)
The trick is to get the CEO and senior executives to use Apple devices....in pretty short order it will become accepted company wide.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 18, 2012 7:01 AM (in response to varjak paw)
Hello varjak paw and Bonesaw1962, THANKS
I am in the aerospace business and work for a mid-sized company.
I did find the "Apple in business videos" of United Airlines, Boeing, Eva Air , Jeppesen Flight Plans etc. VERY HELPFUL AND ENCOURAGING. Our IT VP seems to be somewhat receptive to BYOD making some headway by bringing my personal iPad and iPhone and the IT dept has set me up with company e-mail, limited server access etc. THANKS!
Also, at contract renewal cycles some employees are getting iphones(yea!) but not ipads or Macs. I belive that our CEO and senior management(some) are using iPhones and iPads, but not made the switch as a company-wide policy, hoping for that to happen.
One big area would be for a business consulting firm to develop and offer Apps tailored for mid-sized businesses and then include Mac servers, desktops, laptops as they integrate so beautifully with apple portables. May be that would be a perfect "Job Switch" for me! As I have the experience and knowledge to help the App developers.
SO HOPING FOR THE BETTER FUTURE... As Steve used to say " WE ARE JUST GETTING STARTED!!!