A new survey conducted by Yankee Group Research Inc. of more than 700 senior IT administrators and C-level executives revealed that nearly 80% of businesses have Macs in-house. This number is up from the last survey in 2006 which indicated that 47% of businesses had in-house Macs.
Two interesting details of this survey are:
- 21% of the firms surveyed reported having delpoyed more than 50 Macs (some ranged into the thousands)
- 28% of the firms reported running Windows in a virtual machine on the Macs
In business and in education, there is an increasing trend towards making the Mac the platform of choice. The one unfortunate side-effect from this trend may be the increased (although minimal) exposure of the Mac OS to hackers’ efforts.