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How a Greenwich CT firm became 100% Mac.

How Steve Job changed a Greenwich CT firm.When Belpointe Asset Management launched I went out and bought 6 PCs. I'd always used Macs but unfortunately in 2007 the financial world was 100% PC.

At the time my staff had only used PCs and so I assumed the need to support them on PCs would be minimal. Boy was I wrong.

Normal usage resulted in six months of fighting corrupted files, viruses, unreliable network connections and the worst computing environment imaginable. Having come from Macs and never experiencing this before I was slowly going insane.

Keeping six PCs up and running on Windows XP was a full time job. I did not have this time. There was no way I could manage money and raise assets if I had to act as a full time CTO.

It was 2 am and I was surrounded by four down PCs when I snapped. Within fifteen minutes I spent just over $6,000 ordering a bunch of Macs. The next morning I got reamed by my business partner, but it was worth it.

The arrival of the Macs immediately saved me twenty hours a week in IT support. The Macs just worked and this meant I could get back to growing my company.

Thanks Steve. - Greg

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