Mac Management…Simplified!

If you are challenged with managing the Macs in your business but don’t want a completely separate management system, we have good news for you!

Parallels Mac Management for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager leverages your existing system to manage Macs the same way you do your PCs…all under one pane of glass!

Take a look at our latest infographic which gives you an at-a-glance view of the features you get with Parallels Mac Management.  There’s no more reason to wait, get those Macs under control! 

For questions and more information, please contact us directly at (425) 282-6448 or via email at

Not Your Grandpa's Office

Anyone else out there addicted to the AMC series Mad Men?  While we love the characters, period costumes, sets and idiosyncrasies, we also cringe at some of the “state of the art” office tools used during the 60’s. The dictaphone is a classic…simply talk into a tape recorder, bring the whole contraption to your secretary and then wait a few days for the typed-out document before mailing said document to your client. Cutting edge!   

Thank goodness for the advancement of technology. Today’s office is a far cry from your grandpa’s workplace. With instant access to a growing universe of apps designed to increase productivity, encourage collaboration and instantly communicate with co-workers, today’s workers expect near-autonomy from IT to do what they want, when they want and from whatever device they choose. Talk about transformation!

Let’s qualify this concept. According to a Forrester’s 2013 “Workforce Personas and the Mobile App Gap” report, 29 percent of global information workers work from multiple locations on multiple devices with many applications. An additional 25 percent compensate for missing IT-supported mobile applications by bringing their own applications and cloud services.

Feeling vulnerable? It’s important for businesses to be realistic about the motivations for why workers turn to tools like Dropbox, Skype and Evernote, then find appropriate solutions to support them. If asked, employees will likely point to convenience and ease of use – factors largely driven by a killer UI and sleek UX. Don Draper would surely swoon over such luxuries!  

If your organization needs to support workers across multiple devices and multiple locations, we have some good news. Parallels Access for Business lets IT professionals provide secure remote access from an iPad, iPhone or Android device directly into desktop applications on their PC or Mac. Plus, IT maintains centralized management of licenses, permissions and computers accessed by the application. It’s the best of both worlds…end users have access to their preferred applications, but under the control of IT.

Learn more about Parallels Access for Business by contacting our business licensing team at And the next time you watch some dapper 60’s ad exec wait patiently for the dialer on his telephone to auto-return each number, give thanks to our predecessors for pushing the limits on innovation so we can survive the office of the future…today!

Parallels Around the World

Thousands of companies around the world choose Parallels solutions to help them support Macs in Windows’s heavy environments.  And we have an awesome team of business licensing experts and sales engineers available in many of those regions to help IT pros with everything from answering basic questions to providing product demos and even just lending a helping hand when necessary.

Now that we have just released the most significant version of Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac Enterprise Edition EVER, You may be wanting to know a little bit more about how you can try it out for your business.  Any one of these smiling folks shown here (and even those not in the picture) are waiting for your call!  They’re excited to tell you about the plethora of new features available for IT administrators.


  •  Simplified administration with single-key licensing available only in Parallels Desktop Enterprise
  • New security enhancements, like USB devices policy enforcement
  • Performance upgrades that include 30% longer battery life
  • The fastest application launch times for increased end user productivity
  • and so much more!

Contact our business licensing team for more information or to schedule a product demonstration.

Parallels in O-Town: #SHIGSC 2014

The Parallels team was in Orlando last week for SHI’s Global Sales Conference. One of North America’s largest IT solutions providers, SHI invited dozens of its partners to the event to help the company celebrate its 25th anniversary and collaborate on how to continue delivering exceptional value and experience as they help customers select, deploy, and manage technology. 

Carlos Capo (US) and Clare Long (UK) in the Parallels booth at SGIGSC 2014 

Carlos Capo (US) and Clare Long (UK) in the Parallels booth at SGIGSC 2014 

The theme of this year’s conference was Growth, and a big part of SHI’s strategy to promote growth is rooted in strengthening its relationships with valued partners like Parallels. As one of SHI’s chosen “Emerging Partners in 2014,” we were invited to showcase our business solutions to their international sales team at the event.

We also raffled off a Macbook Air to one lucky SHI sales representative. Congratulations to Larry Mueller, a Senior Account Executive from Sewickley, PA! 

Raffle winner Larry Mueller with his new Macbook Air

Raffle winner Larry Mueller with his new Macbook Air

Interested in learning more about Parallels Solutions for business? Check out Parallels Desktop for Mac Enterprise Edition and Parallels Mac Management for Microsoft SCCM, or contact our commercial sales team at with questions. 

Secure Windows Virtual Machines with Parallels Desktop Enterprise

Did you know that 80% of Enterprises say end user carelessness is their biggest security threat? When it comes to Macs and Windows virtual machines, Parallels Desktop for Mac Enterprise Edition provides peace of mind to IT pros in thousands of companies around the world.  Learn more about securing virtual machines in our latest Mac Management Tip infographic: