Mac and PC IntegrationMacintosh & PC integration within Today's Network Infrastructure
Running Macs on your Windows network?
If your office has both Macs and PCs, we can make it easy to share files and printers, and to exchange information between Mac and Windows computers. Your mixed IT environment can be simple and productive instead of incompatible and frustrating. We’ve been making Macs work in a PC environment for over twenty years and know what works, and most importantly – what doesn’t. Mac and PC integration is one of our core services.
Here are just a few solutions we can help implement:
Use one Mac to run multiple Mac and PC servers at the same time
Use a Mac and run both Windows and Mac applications at the same time
Connect Macs to your Windows file server – even utilizing Active Directory
Manage Mac user & file privileges right along side Windows privileges
Allow Macs to see your Windows network in their native AppleTalk protocol for seamless operation
Set up a Mac server to share files with PC users
Ensure documents are accessible for both Mac and PC users
Set up a Mac to print to the same office PC printers
Set up a Mac with remote access to all your Windows servers (for Administrators)
Set up a Mac with remote access to all your PC workstations (for Administrators)
Set up a Mac to be used as a central print server and/or scanner
Manage all your creative Mac fonts – control font licensing by maintaining a Master Font Library
Backup your Macs over the network to a central storage location for better reliably and greater security
Implement a true cross-platform VPN solution for all company users
Use a Mac to wirelessly display presentations – complete with audio and video
Use an iPhone or iPad to wirelessly display your Mac presentation
Use an iPhone or iPad to remote control your Mac presentation
Making the Switch – Windows to a Mac
Over the years we’ve helped lots of people make the switch from Windows to the Macintosh. Now we’ll be the first to say, there are many reasons not to switch platforms, but if it makes better business sense, than that’s a good reason to switch.
You can discuss the pros and cons of Macs versus Windows PCs for days, but here’s what it comes down to from what we’ve seen for most people and business uses:
A Mac running OS X server can provide many of the same functions as a Windows Server
Macs offer a more straightforward approach to computing with fewer maintenance tasks
Macs have fewer viruses and security issues
Macs can provide a UNIX-like experience and also have commercial applications
Macs can natively run the Windows and Mac operating systems – great for administrators that use both platforms
Macs can run the Windows and Mac OS at the same time – again, great for administrators that use both platforms
Mac software tends to focus more on the user interface and makes for a more enjoyable experience than Windows software
Most popular software solutions are available for the Mac – Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, QuickBooks, etc.
Other Apple devices work best with Apple computers – such as iPhones, iPads and the Apple TV
Macs are the standard go-to device for Creatives – such as graphic designers, photographers, video editors, musicians, etc.
Apple typically provides OS upgrades free of charge
Macs typically have a longer usable lifespan due to better build quality and materials
Macs are typically easier to learn compared to Windows
Younger employees being hired today are way more Mac savvy than years ago, most have already made the switch
Let us show you how your business can make the switch to the Mac using our phased transition approach.
I’ve known Scott Myers for over 20 years. He possesses the rare combination of executive business insight and deep technical knowledge that is invaluable. If you have the opportunity to work with him, I would encourage you to jump at the chance. He will not only assist you with your immediate challenges, but can help you create a stronger company with a solid technical foundation. I don’t know anyone who knows more about Apple products than Scott. He’s remarkable.