Jamf Survey Suggests Employees Using Macs See Higher Productivity, Creativity, and Collaboration

Apple and enterprise company Jamf recently teamed up to take a look at the drivers behind Mac adoption in the enterprise and the impact of device choice programs for employees on attracting talent.

For the survey, 1,285 employees from various-sized companies across the world were asked a series of questions about Macs in the workplace, with the results suggesting high levels of employee satisfaction from Mac users.

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97 percent of survey respondents said that using a Mac increased their productivity, while 95 percent said their creativity levels were up. 94 percent said they were more self-sufficient, and 91 percent said collaboration was up.

According to the survey, 79 percent of respondents said that they would not be able to do their jobs as effectively without a Mac.

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On the topic of self-sufficiency, 40 percent of respondents had no issues with their Mac over the course of the last 12 months, and 70 percent experienced two or fewer issues. Of those who did have issues, the leading problem was related to the network, rather than the device itself. 74% who previously used a PC said they have fewer issues now that they use a Mac.

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When asked why they chose a Mac over a PC, most respondents cited a preference for Apple products, the ease of use and reliability of the Mac, and integration with the necessary apps needed for work. Design, familiarity, collaboration, and continuity between Mac, iPhone, and iPad were also cited as reasons.

89 percent overall said that Mac applications are easier to use than other computer devices, while 94 percent said that it's easy to find Mac applications and other resources on the Mac. 65 percent of employees say they go through the App Store to locate work-related applications.

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97 percent of workers who have a choice of which device to use said it's important to their organization that an employee choice program exists. When asked why, employees cited productivity, creativity, and feeling valued by their employer as the top three reasons. 94 percent of all respondents said they're more likely to choose or stay with a company that offers a choice between Mac and PC.

Jamf's full survey results are available in an eBook downloadable from the Jamf website.

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Top Rated Comments

DEMinSoCAL Avatar
65 months ago
Could this survey have been more biased and vague? They asked only Mac users, not Windows users also?

"97 percent of survey respondents said that using a Mac increased their productivity". Increased their productivity compared to what? Using paper and pens? An abacus? Almost all the stats are vague.

And those who prefer Macs over PC's...when was the last time they used a Windows PC? Windows 7 or 10? The old hard drive days (slow PC) or with SSD (fast PC)? If I hadn't used a PC for 5 years and am using a fast current Mac with SSD, I'd hate PC's too!

Again, this article is so much fluff.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
fourthtunz Avatar
65 months ago
I find the Mac to be a better environment for me!
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
derekamoss Avatar
65 months ago
I do think the future of the enterprise is iPad, not Mac.
That was a joke right?
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TwoBytes Avatar
65 months ago
A repeat of last month. I left my comments here ('https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/71-of-college-students-prefer-macs-over-pcs-according-to-jamf-survey.2182410/#post-27385007') already.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
robinp Avatar
65 months ago
some of those graphs are very pretty but terrible for communicating data
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
B4U Avatar
65 months ago
Engineering with a Mac?
Really?
I had to buy a refurbished Windows laptop just to get through the EMC class for the graduate course. :eek:
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)