Building an office around the Apple Macintosh has long been a good business strategy, particularly for SMBs. Macs generally require fewer IT resources and retain their value better than Windows-based PCs -- that's a key consideration for cash- and resource-strapped small and midsize businesses. And the iPhone and iPad, with their strong Mac integration, make it easier for businesses to move into the new era of mobile computing. But before you can Go Mac, you need to know how to get your Mac offi
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Despite the variety of software available for the Mac, sometimes it's still helpful to be able to run Windows and Windows applications. To do so, pick up a copy of Parallels Desktop 6 ($80), which continues to pull ahead of its only commercial rival. The Parallels Switch to Mac Edition ($100) makes it easy to move existing Windows programs, settings, and files to the Mac for use there, while the new, free Parallels Mobile app lets you access your virtual Windows machines from any Apple mobile device.
InformationWeek Elite 100Our data shows these innovators using digital technology in two key areas: providing better products and cutting costs. Almost half of them expect to introduce a new IT-led product this year, and 46% are using technology to make business processes more efficient.
The UC Infrastructure TrapWorries about subpar networks tanking unified communications programs could be valid: Thirty-one percent of respondents have rolled capabilities out to less than 10% of users vs. 21% delivering UC to 76% or more. Is low uptake a result of strained infrastructures delivering poor performance?