Mac a Montreal (http://macamontreal.com/en/), a member of the Apple Consultants Network, migrated Summit MGT (http://macamontreal.com/en/profiles/summit-mgt/), a full service construction company, from the PC to Mac in a single day in order to provide a more stable, more efficient work environment.
Fully powered by Mac OS X 10.7 (“Lion”), Summit MGT now benefits from the very tools successful businesses have come to rely on in order to gain a considerable edge in productivity and competitiveness. Summit MGT is a full service construction company specializing in both the commercial and residential sectors of the market. It’s managed by Les Samuels.
“We’ve traditionally been 100% PC and Windows based for everything and of course, we have not been that happy with the results, but that’s just been the evolution of having grown up with it,” he explains. “We had Macs early on but it was very hard to break away from Windows in the office environment and integrate Macs into our business. That being said though I’ve always enjoyed being an Apple person for home functions like iTunes and AppleTV. I just didn’t see an intelligent way to marry the two and take that step and do it for my business — that is until I heard about Mac a Montreal”.
The engineer he spoke with at Mac a Montreal explained that Mac OS X was in fact much less daunting that Samuels had ever imagined because of all the advances in Mac OS X and the world of virtualization. The transition was surprisingly seamless,” Samuels says.
“I honestly did not think that it would be actually possible to do it that quickly,” he adds. “But in fact, true to their word we did the whole upgrade in less than a day — on a Saturday to boot — and by Monday morning we were fully operational with all of our software — with everything up and running. The reaction of my co-workers and myself has been nothing but positive. They think it’s just wonderful and as one of my co-workers describes it — it’s like Christmas everyday when she opens the Mac.”