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September 2, 2008  1:43 AM

Macs to Double Marketshare by 2011?



Posted by: JohnWilder
IT department, Macintosh

A Gartner study from earlier this year predicts that Apple will double the marketshare of the Macintosh by 2011. Despite my own reluctance to move onto the Mac for my day-to-day machine, I'm inclined to...

August 4, 2008  1:15 AM

Virtualization and the Mac



Posted by: JohnWilder
IT department, Macintosh, Microsoft Windows, Virtualization

As I mentioned in my previous post I'm in the midst of migrating to a MacBook Pro for my day-to-day computer, and virtualization is a big part of my making the move. I'm running VMWare's Fusion, and it's helping make the transition easier by keeping some of my Windows apps close by. As a company,...


July 31, 2008  4:02 PM

Migrating to a Mac?



Posted by: JohnWilder
IT department, Macintosh, Microsoft Windows, Virtualization

A few years ago I spoke at an IT in the Advertising Business event, and I made the case that IT Directors in this business really need to live in both worlds. I suggested that we should have both Windows and Mac platforms on our desks, and that we should use them both on a daily basis. I still...


July 25, 2008  2:41 AM

Anyone Else Notice an Anti-IT Movement?



Posted by: JohnWilder
CIO, IT department, IT Policy, Macintosh

Has anyone else noticed a growing trend in IT bashing? I don't want to sound like I'm whining myself, but I do pay attention to what's being written, and particularly about things like the iPhone and the


June 15, 2008  3:25 PM

Supporting Creative (Part 2)



Posted by: JohnWilder
IT department, Macintosh

When I first launched this blog, I pitched IT in the Advertising business as being unique. I also stated that much of that "uniqueness" was due to supporting Creative. Now that I've been writing this blog for several months, I'm beginning to wonder if the people we support are truly unique or not....


June 6, 2008  8:49 PM

Apple’s Acceptance by Corporate IT



Posted by: JohnWilder
Macintosh

As I mentioned in my previous post regarding the iPhone, the level of general buzz surrounding Apple really seems to be at an all-time high. At the same time, Microsoft seems to be hitting all-time lows with the news stories we're currently seeing about Vista and Windows 7. As a result, I think...


June 3, 2008  2:08 AM

iPhone Mania



Posted by: JohnWilder
Cell Phones, iPhone, Macintosh, Mobile, Telecommunications

Holy cow! Is anyone else's e-mail inbox filling up with news items about the imminent changes to the iPhone? Before Noon today, I received 4 different news articles and newsletters featuring headlines and stories about the upcoming announcements which are still a week away. I can hardly wait for...


April 28, 2008  2:24 AM

Virtualizing the Ad Agency



Posted by: JohnWilder
DataCenter, IT department, Macintosh, Virtualization

Virtualization seems to have taken the IT world by storm, and those of us in the Advertising business are along for the ride. I've been playing around with virtualization myself for over a year now, and I only see this becoming a bigger part of our business in the future. It starts at the...


April 5, 2008  3:47 PM

Supporting Creative



Posted by: JohnWilder
IT department, Macintosh

This is another of those interesting issues I mentioned in my first post, and one that I argued makes our industry unique from an IT perspective. Today, I'd like to discuss some of the issues which surround the support of a large Creative contingent. While I'd like to keep the discussion...


April 1, 2008  3:35 PM

The Mac is a Wonderful (and Secure) Platform



Posted by: JohnWilder
IT department, Macintosh, Security

I've already received one e-mail from a reader pointing me to a blog post refuting the claims of security issues with the Mac . I suppose I should...


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