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Many of you know me from writing me here at 9to5Mac. I post some articles every week that are mostly meaningful, but in my day I work IT for a school in Chattanooga, TN. Over the next few weeks, I will work through a couple of tips, tricks, and workflows for best device management practices for the Apple-focused organization.
Today I am happy to say that we are kicking it off with a brand new webinar on the best mistakes Apple IT managers make. In this video (below) I work through each error and explain why it is a problem.
One of the biggest problems I see with many organizations comes down to networking planning. Many organizations still plan to cover, while capacity should be the main responsibility.
Designing for coverage only covers that Wi-Fi access is available in all places, but it does not consider whether the network can handle employees bringing in 2-3 units at a time. In the webinar, I discuss important trends with capacity planning and onboard units.
BYOD vs. Institute Eid
Taking your own device is certainly a trend for many organizations, but is it the right approach to you? When it comes to managing units for configuration policies and programs, BYOD represents some complexities that company owned entities do not need to handle. BYOD allows organizations to get out of the unit's distribution business, and the responsibility goes back to the end user. In the webinar I will explain the advantages and disadvantages to each other and help you make the right decision for your organization.
About spending on AppleCare + and accessories
AppleCare + may seem like a good deal, especially in K-12, but I've run the numbers, and It rarely makes sense for most organizations. I will explain my logic and give you ways to avoid the sticker shock during device repairs, while avoiding the cost of the extended warranty. I will also explain the hidden costs of many distributions, and it is in accessories. Follow the webinar above to learn how to save money and still be protected.
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