We Got Your Mac

SHI

Decide if adopting Apple’s Mac platform at scale is right for your organization with this podcast. We don’t just tell you the pros, but we discuss the challenges you may face when looking to implement or expand the usage of Mac. In each episode, we feature experts in user experience, security, networking, and procurement to explore what it means to buy, deploy, and manage large numbers of Mac devices across the enterprise. If you’re considering how Mac may help you win top talent and wondering about the bigger organizational implications, this podcast is for you. read less
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Episodes

Somehow We Manage: The Importance of MDM in the Enterprise
Yesterday
Somehow We Manage: The Importance of MDM in the Enterprise
Hosted by: Victoria Barber, Michael Brown, Scott Smith In this episode, we get an update on Tom Rice's ongoing Apple deployment project with a large retail organization. The team assisted the customer in selecting a Mobile Device Management (MDM) vendor, enabling efficient management, configuration, and application deployment to the Apple devices.    Next, we talk to regular co-host Kevin English about the potential of Apple Vision Pro in an enterprise setting, implications for the future of work, and why MDM support is critical to enterprise adoption of any new platform. Kevin joins us using his Vision Pro Persona, so if you’re able, we recommend watching the video version of this episode on YouTube!  This episode of We Got Your Mac is presented in collaboration with SHI’s Zero-Touch X. When your employees need the latest devices shipped directly to their home or local workplace, and ready to go with the right apps, accounts and privileges, Zero Touch X is game-changer.    Zero Touch X supports MacOS, iOS, Windows, Android and Chrome OS, helping support employee choice programs, improving user productivity and reducing the overhead on your internal IT teams.      Give your device lifecycle the X Factor, learn more about SHI’s Zero Touch X today.  Discussed in this Episode  Challenges faced in deploying and managing Mac and iOS devices.  Benefits of the MDM solution, including granular control and customization.  Application deployment to specific departments or user groups.   Vision Pro's potential to transform workflows with its "infinite canvas" and 3D interaction capabilities.  Comparison of Vision Pro with traditional VR headsets.  New possibilities for data visualization and analysis through spatial computing.  Gradual adoption in enterprises, requiring testing, evaluation, and integration into existing workflows.  Vision Pro's potential to disrupt traditional work environments by reducing the need for multiple screens.  Importance of developing custom applications and integrations to fully leverage Vision Pro's capabilities.
Return of the Mac: Apple Integration and Employee Choice
Jun 25 2024
Return of the Mac: Apple Integration and Employee Choice
In this episode, Victoria and Kevin kick off Season 2 with an exciting new format. Join us as we begin to follow an Apple deployment project in the retail sector, exploring the challenges and successes of integrating Apple devices in a traditionally Windows-dominated environment. Victoria sits down with Tom Rice to discuss the initial stages of the project and what we can expect throughout the season.    Later, Rachel Schiff shares her journey from being a Windows user to becoming proficient with Mac, and how she leverages Apple products to enhance her work efficiency.    Tune in for a deep dive into the world of end-user computing and the evolving role of Apple in enterprise settings. For more episodes and other content, visit WeGotYourMac.com.   This episode of We Got Your Mac is presented in collaboration with SHI’s Mac Readiness Assessment. For a limited time, eligible customers who complete the assessment get a free trial of top-tier MDM solutions like Jamf Pro or Kandji. Visit SHI.com/MacAssessment today to see how SHI can unlock the full potential of your Apple fleet.   Discussed in this episode:   Apple deployment in retail: Replacing legacy POS systems with Apple devices  Employee choice: The shift towards allowing employees to choose their preferred devices  Challenges and integration: The technical and logistical challenges of integrating new Apple devices with existing legacy IT systems  Transition to Mac: Highlighting the learning curve and the eventual productivity gains  Apple ecosystem benefits: The seamless integration and efficiency of using Apple products across different devices for both professional and personal use