iOS is the world's most popular mobile operating system thanks to its ease of use and wonderful user experience. It's no surprise that universities large and small are seeing the value of "Post-PC" devices just as consumers have. Apps, Siri, iCloud, and the entire ecosystem have made iOS a joy to use at home and on campus.
Mobile Device Management at its finest
Apple's native iOS security controls and management framework—known as mobile device management (MDM)—enable smooth deployments, easy configuration, and compliance to security standards. On top of iOS lives a rich App Store ecosystem where thousands of apps are transforming how mobile learning is being done with delightful user experiences. Apple is also partnering with companies like IBM and Cisco to turn iOS into a first-class citizen on any network. There has never been a better time to bring iOS to your education institution.
Zero-touch configurations and deployments
Traditionally, deploying new hardware was something that needed extensive planning and IT involvement. The Casper Suite along with Apple School Manager helps you streamline this process by putting it into your user’s hands. Simply order new iPads and iPhones and ship them directly to your end users. Casper Suite will automatically enroll and configure the devices during setup—saving valuable time and resources while empowering your users.
For education institutions deploying iPad and iPhone, you need to ensure each device complies with your security standards. This can be extremely difficult to do one device at a time. Thankfully, Apple has built into iOS and MDM the ability to enforce security features en mass.
Use the Casper Suite to enforce passcode policies, restrict apps, and even distribute Wi-Fi and VPN settings all wirelessly and from a single console. Enforcing security settings for your institution is easy with iOS.
Manage the flow of your data
Once iPhones and iPads have been deployed and secured with the Casper Suite, you now have to manage the flow of data on those devices. Users want to be able to download mail attachments and use them with various cloud services, and this can be difficult to manage. With iOS and the Casper Suite, you can secure that data by controlling what apps can open documents, thus keeping the flow of university data secure.
Implementation & Scaling
Grow your iOS implementation from 50 to 50,000
A successful iOS implementation requires the right ideas, people, and technology—in that order. Put your project on the right path by partnering with Apple IT experts from JAMF Software. Give your teams the training and certification opportunities they need to build new skills and gain the efficiency that comes with experience. Join a community of IT professionals focused on supporting Apple. And know that when questions arise, a team of support engineers is available to lend a hand.