We Got Your Mac

We Got Your Mac

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.

Episodes

July 9, 2024 32 mins

In this episode, Victoria and Scott sit down with Beau Ray, a cybersecurity expert at Stratascale, to discuss how Apple's accessibility features have transformed his work and personal life. Beau shares his experiences navigating the tech world with a visual impairment and highlights the importance of inclusive design. From text-to-speech capabilities to system-wide customizations, discover how Apple's commitment to accessibility is...

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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...

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June 18, 2024 4 mins

We're back! Season 2 of We Got Your Mac is coming your way soon. We have a new format that will incorporate some shorter segments, new faces to share hosting duties, and a lot more Apple and general end-user computing content for business leaders and IT admins.

In this season, we'll discuss accessibility, the circular economy and right-to-repair legislation, C-suite perspectives on employee choice, and much more. We'll also follow ...

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The Apple Vision Pro is all the rage right now and rightfully so. Spatial computing seems to be the future. But with the rise of headset devices comes the question of use cases for business.  In this special bonus episode Victoria Barber sits down with Adam Reiser (Sr. Director of End-User Compute at SHI) live from his Apple Vision Pro, to discuss how doing work is set to change because of this amazing new device.
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In this episode, we recap the first season of "We Got Your Mac" by SHI. Hosted by Victoria Barber, the episode reflects on the valuable learnings from the previous 11 episodes, where experts discussed the considerations for Mac adoption, common concerns and misconceptions, and tips for getting started. From discussing the total cost of ownership to the importance of training and support, the episode provides a comprehensive overvie...
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There’s no doubt the transition to Apple products has revolutionized professional and personal productivity. In this episode, we hear from several industry experts here at SHI who share their experiences transitioning to Apple from other platforms, the influence of Apple technology on job performance and professional image, and the challenges and benefits of using Apple products in various work settings. The diverse experiences o...
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    Mac adoption at scale can significantly boost effectiveness, with examples showing a 10% to 12% increase in sales team productivity and 12% more code output from software engineers using Macs. In this episode, we are joined by Henry Patel, Chief Strategy Officer at Jamf and an expert in Mac management, to shed light on the journey of adopting the Mac platform at scale in the enterprise world. Henry shares his insights on the uniqu...
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    The Mac vs. PC war is over. Now your biggest challenge is adoption. We’re joined by Steve Weiner, Principal Architect of the Advanced Solutions Group at technology solutions provider SHI, to discuss Microsoft and Mac in the workplace. As we explore the challenges and opportunities of integrating both platforms, Steve shares insights on unified endpoint management, the app gap, productivity and security apps, and the importance of ...
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    Is your workplace ready for the Mac invasion? Kristin Hubler, Adoption Solutions Architect at SHI, delves into the challenges of integrating Mac technology in PC-dominant workplaces. Providing crucial change management strategies and insights into the impact of digital transformation on IT departments and end-users. Discussed in this Episode: - Strategies for effective change management when introducing Macs into a PC-dominant wo...
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    This week we’re investigating how to integrate Mac into a Windows environment and provide Mac users with the same level of service/support and experience as Windows users. With many organizations adopting a cloud-first approach to end-user computing, does the platform really matter and is it much different managing Mac devices compared to their Windows cousins? Matt Carey from SHI’s Modern Workplace Services team joins the WGYM...
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    How might the adoption of Mac at scale actually also help your business achieve sustainability goals? Today we welcome Allyson Mitchell, VP of Sustainability at Mobile reCell, to the podcast. With a career entirely focused on sustainability in different sectors Allyson uses her depth of knowledge to highlight who is leading in the space, the importance of recycling materials in the supply chain, and the environmental impact of te...
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    With organizations facing an ever-evolving threat landscape, how safe is it to equip your knowledge workers with Macs? This week, Victoria and Kevin put Field CISO, Brad Bowers, in the hot seat. The trio meticulously dissects the impact of Apple's growing market share on its vulnerability to cyber threats and explore the nuanced reasons why organizations opt for Macs not just for status but for enhanced security. Brad provides he...
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    How can you seamlessly support Mac users in Windows-dominated workplaces and enhance cross-platform collaboration? In this enlightening episode, host Victoria Barber sits down with Tom Rice, a seasoned expert in Mac integration and support. Together, they explore solutions for supporting Mac users in mixed environments, debunk common misconceptions about Mac adoption in Windows settings, and share insights into optimizing support...
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    As we discovered in episode 1, Macs make shiny and cool status symbols for executives. But as a business device for the rest of us, does the math make sense? In this episode, we welcome back Dave Gruver, Field CTO at SHI International, to discuss the "total cost of ownership" (TCO) and the importance of a proper business case when considering Mac devices at scale. In this conversation, Dave will explain how to calculate costs, a...
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    In this episode, hosts Victoria Barber and Kevin English are joined by Dave Gruver, Field CTO at SHI for a candid discussion about the decision-making process behind enterprise-scale Mac deployment. If you’re a business or IT leader weighing the pros and cons of Mac at scale, this could be the survival guide you need as they explore why organizations are drawn to this transformation and the essential questions to ask in order to ...
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    Away we go! In this first episode of We Got Your Mac, hosts Kevin English and Victoria Barber set out with Jess Craver, Enterprise Account Executive at SHI, to discover why organizations are looking to deploy Apple’s Mac platform at scale and unpack some of the considerations when doing so. It isn’t just about technology, but about the business transformation the technology can drive. It isn’t just about technology, but about the ...
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    August 30, 2023 4 mins
    This is a show for cutting-edge IT professionals and business leaders. Conversation on the latest Apple developments, tech trends, actionable tech integration and implementation advice, and beyond. We Got Your Mac, is brought to you by SHI. Episodes coming soon!
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