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The Price is Right: Does the Cost of Mac in the Workplace Add Up?

Episode Recap

As we discovered in episode 1, Macs make shiny and cool status symbols for executives. But as a business device for the rest of us, does the math make sense?

In this episode, we welcome back Dave Gruver, Field CTO at SHI International, to discuss “total cost of ownership” (TCO) and the importance of a proper business case when considering Mac devices at scale. In this conversation, Dave will explain how to calculate costs, analyze benefits, and navigate budget allocation challenges.

Join us as we discuss:

  1. Understanding Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
  2. Differentiating between hard dollar costs (hardware, software, support costs) and soft costs (productivity, energy usage)
  3. Addressing the issue of decentralized IT budgets and the need for a holistic approach.

If you want to find out more about the Mac Evaluation Utility that Kevin referenced in this episode you can download it here. To contact someone at SHI to help you carry out a readiness assessment, you can find out more here.

This week’s episode was brought to you by SHI Capital.

Featured in This Episode

Victoria Barber



Ex-Gartner analyst, Victoria describes herself as a Technology Guardian with a keen interest in how organizations manage the adoption of new platforms and technologies.

Kevin English



As Sr. Director of Modern Workplace Services at SHI, Kevin helps organizations optimize their device lifecycle with smart procurement, deployment and desktop management.

David Gruver



Dave has over 25 years of experience to organizations identify EUC and collaboration solutions that provide positive outcomes for employee experience.