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As Apple desktop use grows, IT adapts

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SANTA CLARA, CALIF. -- Widespread iPhone and iPad adoption is influencing broader use of Apple products in the enterprise, namely desktops and laptops. One enterprise seeing this is University of Nevada at Reno, where academic freedom at the research university also means the freedom to choose an OS.

This is primarily a Windows campus, but Apple Mac OS adoption is steadily rising among university employees. About 14% of the faculty and staff are now using the Apple desktop, said Steve LeBlanc, a support technician at the university.

"More and more people are using iPhones and iPads," said LeBlanc, "and when their cycle comes up to replace their desktops they are going Apple."

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