According to Andy Greenberg of Forbes.com, the US Army is quietly working to integrate more Apple computers into the military mix for many reasons. 1. Security. Running macs will make it harder for a single attack to destabilize an entire group of computers. Security is of course one of the biggest concerns when it comes […]
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U.S. Army 'Making the Switch' to Apple Computers

U.S. Army 'Making the Switch' to Apple Computers

According to Andy Greenberg of Forbes.com, the US Army is quietly working to integrate more Apple computers into the military mix for many reasons.

1. Security. Running macs will make it harder for a single attack to destabilize an entire group of computers. Security is of course one of the biggest concerns when it comes to computers and the military… and macs have long been touted more safe and secure when compared to their PC counterparts.

2. Diversification. Running different systems and setups will make it harder for potential attackers to take down anything significant. More data will be protected and the military will therefore be safer. I think of it like any smart investor. Diversify, diversify, diversify!

3. Ease of use. Lets face it, running and administering a mac is a piece of cake compared to a PC. The army has enough to worry about, so why not make the computers easier to use? Makes sense to me.

Apple computers do only take up a tiny portion of the US military’s computer mix. By the numbers, around 20,000 of the 700,000 desktops and servers are made by Apple. That’s just under 3%. Look for that number to rise over the coming years.

This is an interesting move if you ask me. I simply hope that the move will not compromise any existing systems or security. I’m sure it won’t… I’m sure every angle has been looked at before adding these new systems into the mix.

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