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Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Why I run a Mac

I haven't yet posted about work. Currently, I'm Director of Customer Services for a small Software as a Service (SaaS) company. Our services are designed to facilitate fundraising and relationship building for ministries. We support our product on three major platforms: Mac, Linux, and for those unfortunate souls still stuck with it, Windows.

Our company is part of a growing breed of organizations who've realized that walls, bricks, mortar, and especially cubicles, can get in the way of productivity and bringing life and liveliness to their staff. Sometimes this is termed as working in a virtual office, telecommuting, or working from a Small Office/Home Office (SOHO). Whatever you call it, though, I think it's wonderful. Myself or anyone in our company can be productive virtually anywhere there's internet and cell coverage available. That means I can live and be anywhere that brings me life - and still do the work I need to do to contribute to society and tend to my family's material needs and wants.

And with a single Mac computer I can develop, test, demonstrate, and use our products in the environments our clients will.

Why Mac computers? Well, other than the fact that Macs work better for most people than other computers out there, Macs offer one thing that no other computer does. The ability to run Mac OS, Linux, and Windows. Simultaneously. Virtualization products from Parallels and VMWare make this possible. For a company like ours that believes you ought to be able to live and work in ways that suit you, as well as add value to an organization, offering our product in this way only makes sense.

So that in addition to all the other great stuff you've heard about Macs (they just work, they're more secure, they last longer, they're easier to use...) makes it the only computer I'll buy, or recommend.

2 comments:

Maggie said...

OH geez don't tell hubby (or I may get laughed at?) but I've actually seriously been considering a mac for my next one!!

... On another note, I need to get you on my feed reader... I don't see an RSS button?

Steve said...

You won't regret it :)

As to the RSS feed, I have that turned on in Blogger and can see it from Firefox - is there something else I need to do? I'm pretty new to blogger so I may be missing something.