Corporate Mac sales surge 66 percent as Apple makes significant enterprise headway

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By: switchtoamac at: 10:25 AM on May 23, 2011 | Comments (0)

AppleInsider has posted a story sourced from Charlie Wolf, an analyst from Needham & Company that "Mac sales in the enterprise during Apple's last fiscal quarter grew a whopping 66 percent, significantly outpacing the rest of the PC market, which grew just 4.5 percent in the enterprise."
According to the Wolf's data, the enterprise market for Apple is now a "durable platform."

According to Wolf, "Mac shipments in the business market grew at a torrid 66.0% pace, an order of magnitude higher than the 4.5% shipment growth rate of the business market."

According to the summary posted by AppleInsider, "when analyzed by market segment, Mac shipments grew 94.7 percent in the "very large business" category, 75.5 percent with "large businesses," 58.1 percent with "medium businesses," and 90.4 percent with "small businesses." All of those totals well exceeded growth in the overall PC market."

There are some intriguing charts and data points in the article.  Most notably (sourced from AppleInsider):
  • Last quarter, Mac shipments in the worldwide home market grew 21.6 percent, while the overall PC market dropped 4.4 percent.
  • Apple also saw a whopping 155.6 percent growth in Mac sales to governments, compared with just 2.3 percent for PCs.
Commentary
I have long-held the position that it was only a matter of time before Apple experienced significant growth in the enterprise.  We are now seeing that growth take hold.  Expect this to continue due to the disruptive nature of the Apple product line and employee preferences.  Just imagine how today's teens and college students will transform how business approach the use of Macs in the enterprise over the course of this decade as the individuals enter the workforce.

You can read the article in full here.

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