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Jigsaw - First System Integrator to Join Enterprise Desktop Alliance

Jan 11, 2011 - The Enterprise Desktop Alliance has begun enlisting system integrators to help simplify the deployment, integration and management of Macs in a Windows environment. The first system integrator with cross-platform Mac-Windows expertise to join the EDA is Jigsaw Systems, serving the UK and Eire. The Enterprise Desktop Alliance represents member companies committed to making it easy to deploy, integrate and manage Macs in a Windows environment.


EDA Survey Documents Usage and Future Plans of Apple Xserve Owners

Dec 01, 2010 - A survey conducted by the Enterprise Desktop Alliance showed that Apple Xserve owners are considering a wide range of options in response to Apple's surprising announcement on November 5, 2010 that it was ending the shipment of the Xserve hardware platform on January 31, 2011. 65% of respondents expect to stay with their current Xserves for at least the next two years. When the time comes to replace the Xserve, over one third will migrate to one of Apple's recommended alternative platforms.


Two Enterprise Desktop Alliance Members Win Interoperability Awards

Nov 24, 2010 - Two founding members of the Enterprise Desktop Alliance were named top winners in the Best Interoperability Product category by Penton Media's Windows IT Pro magazine. ExtremeZ-IP from Group Logic was named the Editor's Best, and Centrify Suite was named as a gold medal winner of the "2010 Community Choice Awards". Group Logic's ExtremeZ-IP is software that is installed on a Microsoft Windows server and allows Macs to use the same file and print resources as PCs.


Macs Will Increase Their Market Share in the Enterprise by 57%

Oct 19, 2010 - A survey of IT administrators conducted by the Enterprise Desktop Alliance revealed that Macs will be the fastest growing systems in the enterprise through 2011. End users are seeing the value of the increased productivity of the Mac and IT administrators are finding the tools to integrate them into their current management environment. Macs will climb from 3.3% of all systems in 2009 to 5.2% in 2011. In that same period, more than 25% of all net new systems added in the enterprise will be Macs.


Enterprise Desktop Alliance Conducts Survey of Laptop/Desktop Market

May 28, 2010 - The Enterprise Desktop Alliance today opened a new survey to query IT administrators about whether they have non-Windows systems in their organizations, and if so, how many. The results of the survey will provide a refinement to the Enterprise Desktop Alliance's developing portrait of the distribution and management of personal computing devices in the enterprise. IT administrators are encouraged to contribute to the survey which will be online until June 21, 2010.


Survey of IT Administrators Finds that Macs Cost Less to ManageThan PCs

Mar 09, 2010 - In response to a survey conducted by the Enterprise Desktop Alliance, 260 IT administrators from large organizations with both Macs and PCs responded that Macs are less expensive than PCs to manage. In some categories such as troubleshooting, user training and help desk calls, three times as many administrators said that Macs cost less to manage. 29% of the respondents cited lower total cost of ownership as one of the key reasons their organization buys Macs.


Absolute Software Joins Enterprise Desktop Alliance

Feb 17, 2010 - The Enterprise Desktop Alliance today announced that Absolute Software has joined the Enterprise Desktop Alliance (EDA). On December 3, 2009 Absolute purchased LANrev which was a founding member of the EDA. By joining the EDA, Absolute has broadened the categories of cross-platform integration that the EDA represents to include cloud-based data security, theft recovery and computer tracking.


IBM Joins Enterprise Desktop Alliance

Feb 10, 2010 - The Enterprise Desktop Alliance today announced that IBM has joined the collaborative of software developers that help further the deployment and management of Macs in the enterprise. By joining the EDA, IBM has broadened the categories of cross-platform integration which the EDA represents to include collaborative and social software from Lotus, software delivery automation capabilities from Rational, and database software from Informix.


Enterprise Desktop Alliance Members Announce Snow Leopard Support

Jan 21, 2010 - The member companies of the Enterprise Desktop Alliance are committed to supporting Snow Leopard migration and management in large organizations. The Enterprise Desktop Alliance is hosting a webinar, Snow Leopard Integration in the Enterprise on February 3 at 10 am ET. The cross-platform solutions available from the Alliance members address systems lifecycle management, and include Absolute Software, Centrify, Group Logic, Web Help Desk and Parallels.