If you work at IBM all it takes to be happier and more productive is a Mac. Not a Windows PC. Not a Chromebook. A Mac. Even better, you’ll be so happy using a Mac that your employee performance reviews will be higher than those who use Windows PCs.
What does that mean? More money.
I’m guessing at that last one because money does not always bring happiness, but apparently using a Mac at IBM does. Last week Jamf Nation held an annual user conference where IBM revealed the gory details about how sad life is for most Windows PC sufferers.
- There are 22% more macOS users who exceeded expectations in performance reviews, compared to Windows users.
- High-value sales deals tend to be 16% larger for macOS users, compared to Windows users.
- macOS users are 17% less likely to leave IBM, compared to those who use Windows.
- MacOS users are happier with the third-party software availability within IBM — just 5% of macOS users ask for additional software, compared to 11% of Windows users.
Apple CEO Tim Cook used to work at IBM, so it’s easy to see why Apple and Big Blue became strange bedfellows. Apple sells lots of hardware to IBM. IBM gets happier employees.
IBM CIO Fletcher Previn:
When did it become OK to live like the Jetsons at home, but the Flintstones at work? We aim to create a productive environment for IBM’ers and continuously improve their work experience, and that’s why we introduced our employee-choice program to IBM employees in 2015.
Since then over 200,000 IBM employees have a Mac and the total cost of ownership (TOC) stats are astounding. Yes, a Mac might be priced more than a comparable Windows PC, but cost and price are different.
IBM has just seven people supporting 200,000 macOS devices in contrast to the 20 needed to support the same number of Windows devices… This means it costs IBM 186% more to support Windows than it does Macs.
Of course, a few dozen employees doesn’t mean that much in overall costs, but IBM claims their Mac employees are happier, more motivated, and more productive, too. Moral of the story?
Use a Mac to be happy.