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Choosing Between Mac and PC for Your Business

By Karoll Gomes Subscribe to RSS | March 7th 2012 | Views:

The now seemingly age-old questions of Mac Versus PC can flare up passionate debates on preferences, programming options, compatibility and more. However, when it comes to choosing between the two for your office space, personal opinions really need to be put aside. Instead, the main focus must be cost affectivity, ease of use, program availability and reliability.

Although the classic choice for the office has been the PC, there are many offices in the UK who have moved to Apple for their IT products. As many companies offering in IT support in London will offer support for both systems, it does make Mac a viable option – so asking your IT solutions London certainly is a good place to start. They will perhaps have their own preferences, but a decent company will always offer unbiased advice and weigh up all the best options for your company.

As Outlook, Office and almost all PC based programs are now available for Mac almost always at the exact same price; the issue of program differences is solved – at least on the surface. Having recognisable programs installed on all Mac desktops instead of the Apple equivalent programs would help any tentative employee’s bridge the gap from PC. This is another time to call upon your London IT support, as some offer – or would if asked, crash courses for your employees. At the very least, a good IT solutions company will certainly offer a demonstration. As the Mac desktop is very, very straight forward, the main irritancies will come from the keyboard differences (easy to get used to) and the lack of right click (impossible to get ever completely become accustomed to.)

Another big issue to think about is the fact that Apple is the main obvious choice of those for whom money is no option whatsoever. Potentially one of the main reasons that the Mac hasn’t already entirely populated offices UK wide is the staggeringly high cost of Apple products compared to the average price of a PC. With the added push of many IT solution in London offering discounts on bulk pc product buying – it can be all too tempting to rush back to the PC before you’ve even finished saying ‘how about trying a Mac?’ Allocating such huge amounts of company money to a new software set up can be all too daunting for many. However – consider this, whilst there are no official statistics on the lifespan of the average Apple Mac, there appears to be a general consensus that it is longer than the 2-5 years that the average desktop PC will last – so if you’re considering an investment, Apple might be the choice for you. The final distinguishing difference is that Mac has consistently been associated with design – not by accident! Mac have invested a lot into developing software and programs for cutting edge creativity, and whilst there is technology for Windows – designers traditionally work from macs – so bear this is mind from a design perspective. Otherwise – if you’re still unsure which one is right for you, pick up the phone and speak to a specialist in IT solutions in London.

Karoll Gomes - About Author:
Karoll Gomes has been a journalist for over 5 years, and is currently focusing on blog articles about IT Support In London. With offices becoming even more reliant on their computer network systems than ever before, Gomes writes about how to find the best IT solutions in London for your business.

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