Why CIOs are saying no to Macs

It's not so much a judgment on the performance of the Mac OS itself, but rather a recognition of the prohibitive costs involved in making a change.

Apple's desktop market share has been inching up for some time and, if analyst stats are right, now hovers around the 8 percent mark.

Snow Leopard screenshot
A screenshot from Snow Leopard. Jason Parker/CNET

But the business world remains largely immune to the pull of Apple's hardware, with few--if any--workers in most companies using anything other than the classic Wintel combination, in spite of demand for alternative desktop options from staff.

It's a situation that looks unlikely to change, despite the launch of a new Mac OS: a recent poll of the Silicon.com CIO Jury found that none of the IT chiefs surveyed said the release of Snow Leopard will prompt their businesses to adopt Apple desktops.

For many members of the CIO Jury, it's not a judgment on the performance of the operating system itself but rather a recognition of the prohibitive costs involved in such a change....

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