How to Manage Macs in the Enterprise

Olga Weis

Once upon the time corporate environment was all about Windows PCs and use of Mac on enterprises was kind of rare, very rare in fact. But not anymore, nowadays quite a few companies, especially of medium size, are opting for Macs. The stereotypes related to them are slowly fading away – Apple desktops were seen as expensive with limited Mac apps for business. However we slowly get to discover that Macs are more secure, they provide operational recovery option and the total cost of their ownership, including support cost, is actually lower than Windows PCs. Use of Mac for business provides a fail-over capability in case of a hacker attack. Also, with iOS devices being so popular these days a lot of people would be happy to work in a familiar environment.

Integrating Macs into corporate infrastructure is by no means a small task, considering that it is mostly meant for Windows PCs. This includes choosing the right kind of Mac OS X software for business, the first and foremost being file manager software. Getting used to the default application that comes along with OS X might require a while, but even after getting over the learning curve you might discover that you need a more efficient Apple file manager.

Commander One for Mac OS X is the same as Norton Commander for Windows


This OS X file manager even features the same convenient dual-pane interface, you can drag-and-drop files from one location to another.

This dual pane file manager does a really good job when it comes to managing files – copy, paste, delete, rename, etc. It also provides a brief mode, displays hidden files and allows you to navigate to recently and frequently visited locations using History & Favorites. It queues operations, so your system performance is not affected even if there are multiple tasks to complete. Commander One provides you with root access, so you can get a full control over your Mac and its processes. It is also capable of mounting iOS and other devices on your Mac so you can access their contents as if it were stored locally. The application offers Team License for 5 Macs and Company License for 50 Macs making it one of the best business software solutions for OS X.

Instead of conclusion – this is the beginning of bigger Apple’s move to enterprise environment; watch out to see a lot of opportunities ahead.

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Commander One

Requirements: OS X 10.10+ , 13.1Mb free space
Version 1.7.4(2445) (21st Sep, 2017) Release notes
Category: System Utilities