We Got Your Mac

Decide if adopting Apple’s Mac platform at scale is right for your organization with this podcast. We don’t just tell you the pros, but we discuss the challenges you may face when looking to implement or expand the usage of Mac. In each episode, we feature experts in user experience, security, networking, and procurement to explore what it means to buy, deploy, and manage large numbers of Mac devices across the enterprise. If you’re considering how Mac may help you win top talent and wondering about the bigger organizational implications, this podcast is for you.

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Episodes

Tuesday Jul 09, 2024

In this episode, Victoria and Scott sit down with Beau Ray, a cybersecurity expert at Stratascale, to discuss how Apple's accessibility features have transformed his work and personal life. Beau shares his experiences navigating the tech world with a visual impairment and highlights the importance of inclusive design. From text-to-speech capabilities to system-wide customizations, discover how Apple's commitment to accessibility is making a significant impact. 
Tune in for a deep dive into the world of end-user computing and the evolving role of Apple in enterprise settings. For more episodes and other content, visit WeGotYourMac.com. 
This episode of We Got Your Mac is presented in collaboration with SHI’s Mac Readiness Assessment. For a limited time, eligible customers who complete the assessment get a free trial of top-tier MDM solutions like Jamf Pro or Kandji. Visit SHI.com/MacAssessment today to see how SHI can unlock the full potential of your Apple fleet. 
Discussed in this episode:  
Beau's personal journey with visual impairment   
The role of Apple's accessibility features in his daily life   
The impact of the pandemic on accessibility for people with disabilities   
Specific Apple tools and features that enhance accessibility   
The importance of involving diverse communities in tech development
Future innovations and AI technologies that could further improve accessibility 

Tuesday Jun 25, 2024

In this episode, Victoria and Kevin kick off Season 2 with an exciting new format. Join us as we begin to follow an Apple deployment project in the retail sector, exploring the challenges and successes of integrating Apple devices in a traditionally Windows-dominated environment. Victoria sits down with Tom Rice to discuss the initial stages of the project and what we can expect throughout the season.   
Later, Rachel Schiff shares her journey from being a Windows user to becoming proficient with Mac, and how she leverages Apple products to enhance her work efficiency.   
Tune in for a deep dive into the world of end-user computing and the evolving role of Apple in enterprise settings. For more episodes and other content, visit WeGotYourMac.com.  
This episode of We Got Your Mac is presented in collaboration with SHI’s Mac Readiness Assessment. For a limited time, eligible customers who complete the assessment get a free trial of top-tier MDM solutions like Jamf Pro or Kandji. Visit SHI.com/MacAssessment today to see how SHI can unlock the full potential of your Apple fleet.  
Discussed in this episode:  
Apple deployment in retail: Replacing legacy POS systems with Apple devices  
Employee choice: The shift towards allowing employees to choose their preferred devices  
Challenges and integration: The technical and logistical challenges of integrating new Apple devices with existing legacy IT systems  
Transition to Mac: Highlighting the learning curve and the eventual productivity gains  
Apple ecosystem benefits: The seamless integration and efficiency of using Apple products across different devices for both professional and personal use 

Season 2 Coming Soon!

Tuesday Jun 18, 2024

Tuesday Jun 18, 2024

We're back! Season 2 of We Got Your Mac is coming your way soon. We have a new format that will incorporate some shorter segments, new faces to share hosting duties, and a lot more Apple and general end-user computing content for business leaders and IT admins.
In this season, we'll discuss accessibility, the circular economy and right-to-repair legislation, C-suite perspectives on employee choice, and much more. We'll also follow a Mac deployment project throughout the season. Make sure you're subscribed so you don't miss a thing!
For past episodes and more content, visit wegotyourmac.com

Tuesday Mar 19, 2024

The Apple Vision Pro is all the rage right now and rightfully so. Spatial computing seems to be the future. But with the rise of headset devices comes the question of use cases for business. In this special bonus episode Victoria Barber sits down with Adam Reiser (Sr. Director of End-User Compute at SHI) live from his Apple Vision Pro, to discuss how doing work is set to change because of this amazing new device.

Tuesday Feb 20, 2024

In this episode, we recap the first season of "We Got Your Mac" by SHI. Hosted by Victoria Barber, the episode reflects on the valuable learnings from the previous 11 episodes, where experts discussed the considerations for Mac adoption, common concerns and misconceptions, and tips for getting started. From discussing the total cost of ownership to the importance of training and support, the episode provides a comprehensive overview of what it takes to successfully deploy Mac at scale. Join us as we delve into the key takeaways and valuable advice shared by industry experts throughout the entire season.

Tuesday Feb 06, 2024

There’s no doubt the transition to Apple products has revolutionized professional and personal productivity. In this episode, we hear from several industry experts here at SHI who share their experiences transitioning to Apple from other platforms, the influence of Apple technology on job performance and professional image, and the challenges and benefits of using Apple products in various work settings. The diverse experiences of our guests reflect the versatility, adaptability and power of the Apple ecosystem. Plus, we explore the latest developments, including the introduction of Apple's Vision Pro device.Join as we discuss:The impact of using Apple products on personal and professional productivityThe evolution of Apple technology in the professional worldPersonalization and flexibility with Apple products for work, travel and collaboration

Tuesday Jan 23, 2024

Mac adoption at scale can significantly boost effectiveness, with examples showing a 10% to 12% increase in sales team productivity and 12% more code output from software engineers using Macs.In this episode, we are joined by Henry Patel, Chief Strategy Officer at Jamf and an expert in Mac management, to shed light on the journey of adopting the Mac platform at scale in the enterprise world. Henry shares his insights on the unique value proposition of Mac in the enterprise, the impact of consumer iPhone and iPad use on the enterprise, and the importance of security in Mac adoption. He also discusses groundbreaking solutions introduced by Jamf to ease the transition to Mac and improve productivity. Henry shares transformative success stories from IBM and Cisco, showcasing the significant benefits of Mac adoption. Discussed in the episode:The unique value proposition of Mac for enterprisesOvercoming enterprise concerns with Mac adoptionKey considerations and steps for Mac adoption

Tuesday Jan 09, 2024

The Mac vs. PC war is over. Now your biggest challenge is adoption.We’re joined by Steve Weiner, Principal Architect of the Advanced Solutions Group at technology solutions provider SHI, to discuss Microsoft and Mac in the workplace. As we explore the challenges and opportunities of integrating both platforms, Steve shares insights on unified endpoint management, the app gap, productivity and security apps, and the importance of change management in adoption. Join us for a deep dive into the dynamic landscape of technology in the workplace and how organizations can navigate the intersection of Microsoft and Mac.Discussed in this episode:IT's lean towards Windows and how that is changingThe comfort and reliability that employees seek in using Mac in the workplaceUnified Endpoint Management (UEM) and App ManagementMicrosoft's approach to managing Macs and PCs and the changing attitudes towards Mac accessibilityApple's consumer education, addressing the app gap, and understanding the importance of change management

Tuesday Dec 12, 2023

Is your workplace ready for the Mac invasion?Kristin Hubler, Adoption Solutions Architect at SHI, delves into the challenges of integrating Mac technology in PC-dominant workplaces. Providing crucial change management strategies and insights into the impact of digital transformation on IT departments and end-users.Discussed in this Episode:- Strategies for effective change management when introducing Macs into a PC-dominant workplace.- Importance of comprehensive employee training and tailored education to facilitate smooth technology transitions. - Insights into the differences between PC and Mac operating systems and how to optimize workflows for improved productivity.

Tuesday Nov 28, 2023

This week we’re investigating how to integrate Mac into a Windows environment and provide Mac users with the same level of service/support and experience as Windows users. With many organizations adopting a cloud-first approach to end-user computing, does the platform really matter and is it much different managing Mac devices compared to their Windows cousins? Matt Carey from SHI’s Modern Workplace Services team joins the WGYM team to explain how SHI is supporting a growing number of Mac users and how he works with customers to develop strategies to manage Mac devices on Windows-centric networks.

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