The bring your own device trend has become hugely popular among businesses of all sizes, but Mac's iOS has been somewhat controversial. Many people have these devices, but companies may not have the MDM services in place to let these iPhones and iPads come into use. Computerworld said analysts are predicting that 2013 will be a big year for Macs in the enterprise, with more than a 20 percent year-over-year growth in the market with PCs dropping 5 percent, so companies may already be bracing for using their Macs more.

Dave Johnson of Forrester told the news source that IT departments need to determine who will be able to use these devices by looking at access privilege and regulatory issues. Organizations also must look at what kind of system they have in place and whether or not the Mac devices will be able to integrate.

"There are a couple of ways to do this once you decide on your approach," he told Computerworld. "You can deliver the Windows desktop to the Mac, and expand self-support. Software such as Casper Suite does a really good job with this."

Matt Heric, CEO at IAVO Scientific, an engineering software development company, told the website that there are problems the company had when it had considered a switch to Mac, such as the cost of switching fonts for different operating systems, which was critical for its industry. Each company will need to figure out what the best way of securing Macs in their BYOD environment long before bringing them in, as differences like this need to be sorted out quickly.

Embracing Mac can help business do well
Erik Eckel wrote on TechRepublic that firms should not view Macs as detrimental to their business or productivity, as users are now utilizing these devices in work whether IT departments want them to or not. And they're doing it successfully.

A survey from Frost and Sullivan, according to the website, showed that iPads are being implemented to improve customer satisfaction, drive sales and add efficiencies.

"Regardless of industry, regardless of organization size, the statistics are compelling," Eckel wrote. "Mobile devices, and particularly Apple-specific technologies as evidenced by iPhone and iPad popularity and the sheer number of apps (almost 1 million) written for the iOS platform and downloaded some 40 billion times, empower businesses."