18 episodes

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.

We Got Your Mac SHI

    • Technology
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

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.

    Somehow We Manage: The Importance of MDM in the Enterprise

    Somehow We Manage: The Importance of MDM in the Enterprise

    Hosted by: Victoria Barber, Michael Brown, Scott Smith
    In this episode, we get an update on Tom Rice's ongoing Apple deployment project with a large retail organization. The team assisted the customer in selecting a Mobile Device Management (MDM) vendor, enabling efficient management, configuration, and application deployment to the Apple devices.   
    Next, we talk to regular co-host Kevin English about the potential of Apple Vision Pro in an enterprise setting, implications for the future of work, and why MDM support is critical to enterprise adoption of any new platform. Kevin joins us using his Vision Pro Persona, so if you’re able, we recommend watching the video version of this episode on YouTube! 
    This episode of We Got Your Mac is presented in collaboration with SHI’s Zero-Touch X. When your employees need the latest devices shipped directly to their home or local workplace, and ready to go with the right apps, accounts and privileges, Zero Touch X is game-changer.   
    Zero Touch X supports MacOS, iOS, Windows, Android and Chrome OS, helping support employee choice programs, improving user productivity and reducing the overhead on your internal IT teams.     
    Give your device lifecycle the X Factor, learn more about SHI’s Zero Touch X today. 
    Discussed in this Episode 
    Challenges faced in deploying and managing Mac and iOS devices. 
    Benefits of the MDM solution, including granular control and customization. 
    Application deployment to specific departments or user groups. 
     Vision Pro's potential to transform workflows with its "infinite canvas" and 3D interaction capabilities. 
    Comparison of Vision Pro with traditional VR headsets. 
    New possibilities for data visualization and analysis through spatial computing. 
    Gradual adoption in enterprises, requiring testing, evaluation, and integration into existing workflows. 
    Vision Pro's potential to disrupt traditional work environments by reducing the need for multiple screens. 
    Importance of developing custom applications and integrations to fully leverage Vision Pro's capabilities. 

    • 30 min
    Accessibility for All: Apple’s Role in Inclusive Tech

    Accessibility for All: Apple’s Role in Inclusive Tech

    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 

    • 32 min
    Return of the Mac: Apple Integration and Employee Choice

    Return of the Mac: Apple Integration and Employee Choice

    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 

    • 29 min
    Season 2 Coming Soon!

    Season 2 Coming Soon!

    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

    • 4 min
    A Vision of the Future: Apple Vision Pro in the Enterprise

    A Vision of the Future: Apple Vision Pro in the Enterprise

    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.

    • 12 min
    We Got Your Recap: Top Takeaways from Season 1 on Mac Adoption

    We Got Your Recap: Top Takeaways from Season 1 on Mac Adoption

    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.

    • 28 min

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