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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Color laser multifunctions are inexpensive enough these days to be an attractive alternative to an inkjet. Brother has been making Mac-friendly machines for a while, and the previous version of Building The Mac Office recommended the MFC-9840CDW. That's still our top, but unless you're in a hurry, you should wait until January to get the upcoming MFC-9970CDW. For the same $700 price, it will print faster (30ppm, up from 21) and offer a longer duty cycle (60,000 pages per month, up from 35,000). Like its predecessor, it supports wireless printing, does automatic duplexing, and comes with a 50-sheet automatic document feeder.
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?