Office Workers Demand Macs

Apple expects 33% growth thanks to business market
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted May 4, 2008 6:15 PM CDT
87% of 250 companies recently surveyed said they have at least some Apple computers available in the office.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – The exclusive club of Mac devotees is quietly expanding from students and artists to the corporate world, BusinessWeek reports. And the change is fueled by workers, not sales calls: In fact, nearly nine in 10 recently surveyed companies admitted that Mac-loving workers are influencing computer buys. And it's contributing to a predicted 33% growth in Apple's second quarter revenue.

"Everybody told me I should get one," said one Silicon Valley CEO convinced to join the Mac club. "It's not anything to do with negative perceptions about Microsoft. It's just that Macs are cool."