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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With a new size and lower pricing, the latest iteration of the MacBook Air makes it more of a practical choice and less of a luxury purchase. The CPUs aren't the fastest, but that's balanced out somewhat by the speedy solid-state drives. The $999 11-inch model comes with a 1.4GHz Core 2 Duo chip, 2GB of RAM, and a 64 GB SSD, but go-ahead and spend the extra $200 to double the storage. (There's also a 13-inch model for $1,299, but go small or go home.) Pick up the $80 external SuperDrive -- about the size of a CD case -- for installing software.
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?
InformationWeek Must Reads Oct. 21, 2014InformationWeek's new Must Reads is a compendium of our best recent coverage of digital strategy. Learn why you should learn to embrace DevOps, how to avoid roadblocks for digital projects, what the five steps to API management are, and more.