Japanese bank “banks” on Apple

Apple imacMy Mom used to say that “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”, well it seems the owner of bank in Japan has a serious fear of doctors as it is about to purchase more than 2,000 Apples – Apple’s Macintosh computers that is.

Japan’s Aozora Bank Ltd. Is about to switch almost all of its desktop personal computers to Apple Computer IncÂ’s Macintosh computers – all 2,300 of them. Considered a taboo especially in the business world since most companies use Microsoft Windows operating system, Aozora is set to start a new trend by replacing its outdated Microsoft computers with Macs.

In a few months, the Japanese bank foresees that about 90% of its machines will be switched to Macs. As of now, around 30-35% of the companyÂ’s computers were already swapped, with some enjoying the smooth iMac computers that allows employees to interact a la videoconference thru a camera perched atop the unit.

Mac OS X, AppleÂ’s latest operating system set to make machines more functional and stable, has made the decision to change computers easy for Aozora according to its chief technology officer, Bill Chute. “Before OS X, it would have been impossible, because Macs didn’t have the reliability and the functions that Aozora needs”, he explained.

Although even Apple knows it still has a long a way to go for them to be considered at par with MicrosoftÂ’s market dominance, it still has its fair share of success, particularly on small and mid-sized businesses. However, with more and more companies like Aozora embracing the latest Macs because of its less susceptibility to crashes, itÂ’s only a matter of time before Apple’s computers get the nod of bigger companies. When that happens, Bill Gates may start looking around for the doctors Apple has driven away.
Apple imacMy Mom used to say that “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”, well it seems the owner of bank in Japan has a serious fear of doctors as it is about to purchase more than 2,000 Apples – Apple’s Macintosh computers that is.

Japan’s Aozora Bank Ltd. Is about to switch almost all of its desktop personal computers to Apple Computer IncÂ’s Macintosh computers – all 2,300 of them. Considered a taboo especially in the business world since most companies use Microsoft Windows operating system, Aozora is set to start a new trend by replacing its outdated Microsoft computers with Macs.

In a few months, the Japanese bank foresees that about 90% of its machines will be switched to Macs. As of now, around 30-35% of the companyÂ’s computers were already swapped, with some enjoying the smooth iMac computers that allows employees to interact a la videoconference thru a camera perched atop the unit.

Mac OS X, AppleÂ’s latest operating system set to make machines more functional and stable, has made the decision to change computers easy for Aozora according to its chief technology officer, Bill Chute. “Before OS X, it would have been impossible, because Macs didn’t have the reliability and the functions that Aozora needs”, he explained.

Although even Apple knows it still has a long a way to go for them to be considered at par with MicrosoftÂ’s market dominance, it still has its fair share of success, particularly on small and mid-sized businesses. However, with more and more companies like Aozora embracing the latest Macs because of its less susceptibility to crashes, itÂ’s only a matter of time before Apple’s computers get the nod of bigger companies. When that happens, Bill Gates may start looking around for the doctors Apple has driven away.

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