Apple TV finding a home in business

When most people talk about the benefits of incorporating Apple products into the fold of daily business operations, the gadgets in question are iPads, iPhones, MacBooks and iMacs. Many companies have already taken this step, but a recent article from CITEworld mentioned that there is another device that hold substantial corporate benefits if it is used properly.

For many, the Apple TV is a set-top box that helps users wirelessly stream Netflix to their televisions. However, with the right features and management, the device can become a central tool for businesses.

The device, which retails for $99, currently holds 56.1 percent of the set-top box market and the company has started to look at it as more than a hobby.

"The consensus among pundits is that the $99 price tag helped the Apple TV, but that the device's real killer app isn't what it can stream from the Internet — it's what the Apple TV can stream from inside your living room, classroom, or conference room," the article reads. "Thanks to AirPlay mirroring, anything you can view on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac, can be viewed on Apple TV."

This makes it possible to easily present documents, videos and Powerpoints in any setting just by plugging the Apple TV into a television and pushing a button on the device. However, this will require a strong device management plan and network security to be successful.

By partnering with an IT consulting firm that specializes in Mac integration, a businesses can easily incorporate the Apple TV into daily work flow.