Review of the New Apple Mac Mini as a BusinessMind Software for Jewelers Server


If your jewelry business has onsite hosting requirements then Apple's new line of Mac Mini's will serve you well as an onsite server option for BusinessMind Software for Jewelers.

Similar to our cloud hosted service, you can run both Windows and Mac workstations from a BusinessMind setup running on a Mac Mini server.

The new Mac Mini server offers a very small footprint, low power requirements, and it runs cooler and quieter than most desktop computers. Those features make it ideal for jewelry store environments where back office space can sometimes be constrained. Its size, 7.7 inches square and only 1.4 inches high, means it can be placed almost anywhere like a small locked closet or even a ventilated storage cabinet for good security.

Price is also a big draw. For only $1,099, businesses will get a small but very powerful server running apples latest operating system Mac OS Mojave. In addition the hardware is solid: This small and slim machine comes packed with a 6-core 3.0GHz Intel Core i5 processor which can turbo boost to 4.1GHz. The 8GB 2666Mhz DDR4 memory is perfect for even the largest databases. This all combined with a speedy 256GB solid state hard drive makes this new mac mini a can't miss option as your BusinessMind server. In addition this new Mac Mini is big on ports. It sports 4 Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports, 2 USB 3.1 ports, an HDMI 2.0 port, and a Gigabit Ethernet port. Lastly AppleCare can be added which will extend the hardware warranty to 3 years for that added protection we all desire.


If you are interested in hosting BusinessMind onsite on a new Mac Mini, DCIT has relationships in place that allow us to ask an Apple representative to contact you about configuring your order. Your Mac Mini will then be shipped to us at DCIT where it will be optimized and configured to run as a BusinessMind for Jewelers server.

Once your Mac Mini is ready it will be shipped to you. When you receive it, all you need to do is plug it in and power it on. A keyboard, mouse, or monitor are not essential since DCIT will manage and maintain server updates for you remotely.

The Mac Mini is an ideal solution for onsite BusinessMind hosting. It's small footprint, powerful hardware, unique design & low maintenance make it ideal for jewelry stores and small businesses in general.

If you would like to get more information about running your BusinessMind software for jewelers on a Mac Mini or more information on our cloud hosted servers, don't hesitate to contact DCIT at and we can help you get started right away.