“Timothy Keanini, chief technology officer at nCircle, loves Macs, just not in his company, a maker of network security and compliance management tools.
Keanini has been both a Mac user and a Mac developer during the past five years. Starting in 2001, he brought Macs into his 100-person company (starting with an Apple G4 notebook for himself) because he believed the user-friendly interface and ability to work in a Unix-like environment would help productivity among the engineering team.
So Keanini, who handled IT decisions until the company grew large enough to bring in a director of IT in 2005, encouraged and officially supported nCircle’s approximately 40 engineers using MacBooks.
“The rest of our company was Windows, but engineering was mainly Macs because of me,” he said.
But ultimately, instead of productivity gains …” – [read more]