|We want a Mac!|
Thursday, July 29, 2010
When will Business realize the approaching wave of Apple users has arrived?
Starting a couple of years ago the first wave of college graduates entered the business world that had never used a Windows machine. Right now I'm looking over the 15 or so people gather in the local coffee shop - all on their computers, and only one using a Windows machine.
Being a Business Management Software guy - I struck up a conversation with her and asked about her Windows usage. Yep - because that's what her company uses. She has a Mac and an iPad at home (I don't even have one!), and hates having to use Windows - I told her to change jobs - she asked me for one. Well maybe, because she currently sells software and I'm guessing pretty good at it. Even with the Windows handicap!
The conversation then gets into how a business would go about moving to an all Apple environment. Of course you need to start by using xTuple ERP and putting it on a Mac server (hosted or local) - because you can't convert your company unless your ERP can run on a Mac. Since open source xTuple ERP is cross platform (Mac, Linux and Windows) you can start replacing clients with Mac's as the old machines become obsolete. In the meantime start using OpenOffice for documents, spreadsheets and presentations and Thunderbird for email on the Windows machines.
Then your world's is all roses and sunshine!
(And special thanks to my Windows focus group of one!)