We are mostly PC (over 90%), but with isolated specialty programs using
Macs. Some faculty also use Macs, primarily by individual preference as
suggested in several other postings on this topic.
Being a relatively small institution (5000 FTE), staffing (or the lack
of it) is the main concern re being able to support Macs as well as
Windows machines, rather than initial cost.
I have 5 techs to cover the basic desktop support for the PCs, but
only 1 part-time person for Macs (20 hrs/week). Very few people are
proficient with both systems, so in the Mac area there are times when no
support is available. My Mac tech is not too far from retirement, and
when he leaves it is unlikely we will be able to carry on with central
Mac support - the specialty areas will have to continue on their own.
Director, IT Services
Capilano College, North Vancouver BC
(604) 984-1710 fax 984-1795
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