Mac sales will increase on strength of the latest report from the Enterprise Desktop Alliance (EDA) which claims Macs are easier to manage in enterprise and business environments.
In a survey of 260 IT administrators in large U.S. companies running mixed Mac/PC networks, EDA found Macs were cheaper in six of seven computer management categories: troubleshooting, help desk calls, system configuration, user training and supporting infrastructure (servers, networks and printer).
– 65% of respondents said it costs less to troubleshoot Macs than PCs
– 19% said they spent the same on both computers
– 16% said they spent less to manage PCs than Macs
Meanwhile do spend a moment considering the latest NPD data, which suggests Mac sales climbed 43 percent last month, with iPod sales also showing sales increase. Is 2010 the year of the Mac?