At the risk of starting the whole Apple vs. PC feud, I’m going to ask my question.
We are a Microsoft shop. We have no Apple devices in the building except for the occasional iPhone or iPad. Our file server is a Windows Server, we have standardized on Office 365. Every employee either has a laptop or a thin client that connects to a Windows Remote Desktop Server.
We hired a new person to head up our Youth department and purchased her a very nicely configured laptop. It is my understanding she is supposed to be working with other Youth leaders - adults of various ages. Aside from a yearly youth rally and a family event, I don’t think this person will have much dealing with actual teens. She may have access to people in our Young Adult program.
Today was her orientation. When she learned we were a PC shop, I sense a shift in her demeanor. In fact, I felt myself “lose” her. She said young people use apple products because you can share better.
Things seem so portable anymore. I remember when you couldn’t share things because of the great divide between macs and pcs, but I feel like the internet has eliminated all of that. When you share video or audio, your app takes over delivery. When you share files there are PDFs. Texting is cross platform. Graphics cross both platforms. I get that Prezi is used in colleges in place of Powerpoint but even that crosses platforms. We use Zoom for video conferencing which has apps for various platforms.
What am I missing? Is this just an example of someone not wanting to learn new software or is there really some hole that only an apple can fill.
I know there are more video editing apps for mac users but we’re already doing that on our iPads and phones for short videos. For larger projects, we have other employees who do all the heavy lifting where video editing is concerned.
I want to make sure she has the she needs, but I need to make sure it doesn’t affect collaboration with the rest of her team too.
Most of the parishes she will deal with are PC shops too. Out of 97, only 2 use apple products.