A brand-new day for business.
Organisations everywhere are realising the potential that Mac brings to their employees by giving them the freedom to use the tools they already know and love.
Not only is Mac built with the best hardware and software, it’s also designed to work seamlessly with iPhone and iPad. Productivity has also never been better on Mac, with a new generation of apps for business. And OS X makes it easy for IT teams to deploy at scale.
Employees popularise Mac and reap productivity.
Employees have made Mac the overwhelming technology choice at IBM. Inspired by how Apple deploys Mac internally, IBM followed suit — shifting to a modern approach to deploying, managing and supporting devices.
With Mac, employees are up and running quickly, with no need for complex instructions or in-depth training — rapidly benefiting from the usability of OS X, a platform that they are already familiar with from personal use at home.
Modern services enable scalability at speed.
To implement the Mac@IBM program, IBM created services to roll out each Mac within a day, all in a highly secure environment. This modern approach to deployment allowed IBM to roll out up to 250 new Mac notebooks per day, adding to the more than 130,000 Apple devices already in use at the company.
Behind the scenes was an IBM-developed zero-touch deployment process, which takes advantage of the Apple Device Enrolment Program and device management from JAMF.
Each Mac is distributed to end-users in a shrink-wrapped box, without imaging or any kind of expensive staging services. And built-in tools in OS X secure and protect corporate data without the need for IT teams to license additional third-party software.
Light support yields big benefits.
With the Mac@IBM program in place, the company is realising a dramatic reduction in help desk costs, better coverage ratios for support staff and higher satisfaction ratings from employees. Users are more engaged, more productive and need less support from the help desk.
And now, IBM is bringing these same services and best practices to companies around the world.
Fewer Support Calls
Speed and Scale
From thin and light notebooks to powerful desktop computers, every Mac is packed with advanced hardware and software that work together seamlessly to deliver everything that employees need to work.
Because Apple designs both the software and hardware, every Mac delivers the best possible experience for employees. OS X works seamlessly with hardware in every Mac, like the super-responsive trackpads in Mac notebooks that make Multi-Touch gestures feel natural to use. And thanks to multicore Intel processors and fast flash storage, a Mac wakes instantly from sleep, ready to perform any task.
Inside every Mac are some seriously advanced technologies — from state-of-the-art processors to graphics, storage and memory. Even with an enormous amount of power packed into such a slim design, Mac notebooks have advanced energy‑saving technologies that help extend battery life to last through the workday.
With a remarkable unibody design that’s thin and light, Mac notebooks are incredibly portable, yet strong enough to handle just about anything employees might come across, anywhere they go.
When it comes to being environmentally friendly, Apple approaches things differently — through our products. That’s why every Mac is energy-efficient and free of many harmful toxins.
When employees use a Mac or an iOS device, they’re able to do incredible things. And when employees use them together, they can do so much more. A Mac will work with iPhone and iPad in ways no other computer can. And because they run many of the same apps, employees can move seamlessly between devices without missing a beat.
Because your employees already know how to use iPhone and iPad, they’ll be comfortable with a Mac in no time. OS X comes with many of the same applications as iOS, which means employees can work in similar ways no matter which device they choose to work from.
With Continuity, employees can make and receive phone calls on their Mac, even if their iPhone is in another room. They can start an email, edit a document or surf the web on one device and pick up where they left off on another. Employees can even activate Personal Hotspot from their Mac to get online anywhere.
Thanks to the latest technologies in OS X, employees can work the way they want, without being tethered down by unnecessary cables. Employees can deliver presentations wirelessly with AirPlay and Apple TV, and share files easily with AirDrop — even from a Mac to an iOS device.
With OS X and the built-in apps that come with every Mac, employees can be productive straight away — on a platform they love. And with innovative new types of business apps, employees are able to collaborate in new ways and manage their work like never before.
With new features in OS X El Capitan, every employee will be more productive. Enhancements include new ways to multitask with Split View, a more powerful Spotlight and refinements to essential apps. And faster performance across the board.
OS X comes with many of the apps needed for work — for common tasks like sending email and messages or managing schedules and meetings. They come with support for Microsoft Exchange and sit alongside a family of creativity and productivity apps, so employees can create engaging business content without needing to purchase additional software.
Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote now run better than ever on OS X. Each app works seamlessly with Microsoft Office apps on other devices, providing a consistent experience everywhere.
Developers everywhere are creating business apps that harness the power of the Mac platform, which is re-inventing how employees communicate and collaborate on projects.
Mac has always been a powerhouse for creatives. But now it’s enabling business users everywhere to create beautiful content, whether retouching images or using 3D models to prototype new products. Creativity is now open to every line of business.
With modern development tools, companies are using Mac to create engaging app experiences for customers and employees. And because OS X and iOS share many of the same key frameworks, developers can build once and easily deploy to multiple platforms.
Swift is an innovative programming language that enables developers to easily build business apps that run on OS X, iOS, watchOS and tvOS.
OS X comes standard with a wide range of assistive technologies that help people with disabilities experience what Mac has to offer. With built-in tools like VoiceOver and Zoom, your employees can get more from a device they use all day, every day.
With easy integration into corporate environments, organisations everywhere are managing Mac much like they manage iPhone and iPad. Because OS X is secure by design, there’s no need for IT teams to install additional tools or lock down functionality for employees. And with an automated zero-touch deployment process, they don’t even have to open the box.
The versatility and power of OS X helps Mac fit in anywhere, including Windows environments using Microsoft Exchange. And with support for the same networking standards as iPhone and iPad, OS X can easily connect to corporate networks and VPNs.
Thanks to built-in support for Mobile Device Management, Mac can be managed with many of the same controls that IT teams use for other platforms. And with the Apple Device Enrolment Program and Volume Purchase Program, a Mac can set itself up automatically out of the box with everything employees need. No system imaging required.
OS X was designed with advanced technologies that work together to constantly monitor, encrypt and update each Mac. And built-in tools like FileVault 2 and Gatekeeper help secure corporate data and protect users from malware without requiring additional software.
Because Mac is designed to be simple and intuitive, employees need less support from traditional help desk services. Many employees can be fully sufficient with just a few self-service resources. For additional help, Apple offers support programs from AppleCare so that employees can get the assistance they expect from any Apple product.