I just got off the phone with a great friend who’s a recruiter. In some of his jobs, he’s asked to use a piece of web based recruiting software which will remain nameless (I fear this would be too much of an embarrassment if I let it out.) Said web based software requires Microsoft Internet Explorer. It simply doesn’t work I guess in Firefox…but it absolutely doesn’t work for anyone with a MAC.
So, if you’re a recruiter and you use a Mac, what do you do? My friend is using “his wife’s 8 year old laptop top that was sitting in the corner waiting for recycling,” vs. his shiny new Macbook. Ouch. Sure you could buy parallels and windows 8 and install them and…..never mind. He is so not going there.
When he told me this, I reminded him what we do here at Scale Faster.
Three minutes later, he had a demo session set up so he now has a fully Windows desktop (including the beloved IE) and fully functional web based software on his Macbook. (and the world was right again.)
If you’re a Mac person being forced into a PC world – don’t fear. Virtual PC sessions are meant for folks like you. It’s an instant solution with no commitment and no software installs.