In a note to clients — as reported by “AppleInsider” (http://www.appleinsider.com) — Needham & Company analyst Charlie Wolf says Mac sales in the enterprise during Apple’s last fiscal quarter grew 66%, significantly outpacing the rest of the PC market, which grew just 4.5% in the enterprise.
He said though he originally viewed success in the enterprise as a “one-quarter blip,” it now appears to be a “durable platform” for Apple. Wolf says the trend is particularly interesting because between 2007 and 2009, Mac sales in the enterprise stagnated even as the platform was taking off with consumers.
The trend has only reversed over the past four quarters. Wolf says Mac sales are now estimated to be 3% of total computer business sales, which is the highest total Apple has seen since the second quarter of 1997.