Judging enterprise Mac OS adoption

23.12.2008

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A tale of two medical centers and the OSs they run

For years, , CIO of Harvard Medical School, in Cambridge, MA and CareGroup, located in Boston, MA, which runs the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, was a self proclaimed "tried and true" Windows user. But now, Halamka's family has Macs and he uses a MacBook Air.

But these days, says Halamka, "a platform shouldn't matter. Use what you prefer."

According to Halamka, Beth Israel has 8,000 PCs and 4,000 PCs and has 4,000 Macs. Why the difference between the two places? "For a public access kiosk, a PC is better," Halamka says, referring to Beth Israel's computer system set up. " just isn't there yet," Halamka adds.