The Enterprise Desktop Alliance (EDA) on Tuesday released the results of a survey of 314 IT administrators in which it found that 235, or 74%, plan to increase the number of Macs at their companies. Less than 2% said they plan to reduce their Mac install base. Sixty percent of the respondents manage 100 or more Macs at their companies.
In addition, 91% of those surveyed said they were concerned about integration and management parity between Macs and PCs. When choosing issues that were of primary importance to them (they could select more than one), 58% of the respondents cited integration with Active Directory while 53% noted client management, including patches and compliance, and 42% were concerned about sharing files between heterogeneous systems. Configuration consistency, application compatibility, non-standard management utilities, security, and data recovery rounded out the list.
EDA is an alliance of developers who want to make it easier for network administrators to maintain Macs in their organizations.