It's a question many have asked: Should your Business upgrade to El Capitan?

El Capitan (OS X 10.11) is out! Has your business upgraded? This is a question many Mac enthusiasts (who just happen to be business owners) are pondering. El Capitan is the third OS X download released to Mac users absolutely free.

Many Mac users took the plunge and upgraded after the September 31, 2015 release. According to ComputerWorld, 25% of all Mac Users upgraded to El Capitan in the first full month! And why not? El Capitan just has a whole lot of coolness to offer and for many, this is enough to make them upgrade. 

For you productivity-oriented types (and what business owner isn’t?), the latest Mac OS version offers Split View. If you’re thinking, “What can I use this for?” - you need to check it out. El Capitan’s Split View allows you to have two applications open side-by-side on your screen.

If you have ever lost your keys, you know what it’s like to lose that elusive cursor; especially when you start up your Mac and start moving around the mouse to orient yourself. Well, El Capitan has the solution! Shake that mouse or flick your fingers on that mousepad and the cursor will grow in size for easy location.

One of the features of the previous versions of Mac’s OS that caused Corporate users to shy away is Apple’s Mail app. El Capitan has provided some great improvements that you corporate types will find useful including the ability to add events mentioned in your email to your Calendar. The new mail app will also make smart suggestions for new contacts.

Is this enough to make you upgrade? This really depends on the way you use your Mac and the types of apps you currently have. However, as with any new OS release, there are bugs and fixes with each new version. As always, we recommend waiting until the “.3” release before fully upgrading. 

For example, one point of contention is the issue some experienced with Microsoft Office 2016 after upgrading to 10.11.1. The kinks were worked out with version 10.11.2. In fact, El Capitan’s version 10.11.3 is currently in Beta. This means that, if you’re holding out on taking the plunge, upgrading is closer than you think!

Will you upgrade your Mac to the latest OS? If you’re still not sure, feel free to give us a call at (210) 767-3303 or email support@macitsolutions.com to schedule an appointment!. We'd be happy to help you in your decision.

 

Articles of interest:

New features that will make OS X El Capitan worth downloading. http://www.eweek.com/pc-hardware/slideshows/new-features-that-will-make-os-x-el-capitan-worth-downloading.html

What's in OS X El Capitan for business? http://news.yahoo.com/whats-os-x-el-capitan-180000045.html

El Capitan changes http://www.businessinsider.com/mac-os-x-el-capitan-2015-6

Business features of El Capitan http://www.iskysoft.com/article/mac-os-x-el-capitan-features-for-business.html

Mac owners upgrade to OS X El Capitan at record rate (http://www.computerworld.com/article/3000325/mac-os-x/mac-owners-upgrade-to-os-x-el-capitan-at-record-rate.html)