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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The current Mac Pro is a monster and, frankly, more computer than all but a few have any use for. But anyone doing heavy imaging or video work will benefit from the system's multi-core processors, massive storage capacity, and powerful graphics. Pricing starts at $2,499 for a 2.8GHz quad-core Xeon processor, 3 GB of RAM and 1 TB of storage. Twice that amount buys two 2.66GHz six-core Xeons and doubles the memory. Or max it out with two 2.93GHz six-core processors, 32 GB of RAM, and 6 TB of hard drive storage plus a 512GB SSD, all for less than $12,000.
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?
Top IT Trends to Watch in Financial ServicesIT pros at banks, investment houses, insurance companies, and other financial services organizations are focused on a range of issues, from peer-to-peer lending to cybersecurity to performance, agility, and compliance. It all matters.
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