5 Best Practices for iOS Enterprise MDM

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Zero Touch Deployments with DEP

Before you can use MDM to manage your iOS devices, you first have to enroll them. There are several methods for enrolling a mobile device, but the most seamless is through Apple's Device Enrollment Program (DEP), which entails a three step process:

  • Step 1: Sign up for DEP at https://deploy.apple.com and add your MDM server to the DEP portal.
  • Step 2: Then, purchase devices and link them to your DEP account. Once that's done, you can ship them directly to users.
  • Step 3: When a user turns on their iOS device on for the first time, it will be enrolled, configured, and ready for additional management – all without having to touch it. 

Enterprise mobility continues to gain adoption as a critical success factor in today's competitive business environment. BYOD and user-choice programs abound, more and more large companies are developing their own corporate apps as an integral component of employee toolkits.

Yet, with the growing number and types of mobile devices in the workplace today, supporting, managing, and securing devices to promote employee productivity and to safeguard corporate assets presents a very real challenge. In this slideshow, Nick Thompson, solutions engineer and area expert at JAMF Software, features five best practices enterprises can adopt to succeed with mobile device management (MDM). The result is less hassle in supporting employees, increased overall productivity and assurance that valuable company assets are secure.

Lead: Adopting MDM best practices can result in less hassle in supporting employees, increased overall productivity and assurance that valuable company assets are secure.


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