iOS and the new IT.

Progressive IT organisations everywhere are prioritising productivity by empowering employees with iPhone and iPad. Because it’s easy to manage iOS devices on corporate networks, IT teams can focus on what’s most important — enabling users and driving innovation.

Simple steps to streamline your setup.

Apple programs and services help businesses easily deploy and manage iOS devices and content. Follow the simple steps below to plan for your deployment.

Prepare your infrastructure.

Evaluate your existing network infrastructure to make sure your business takes full advantage of everything that iOS offers. With support built into iOS for Wi-Fi, Mail, Calendar, single sign-on and VPN, iPhone and iPad can integrate seamlessly into your enterprise IT environment.

Invest in a management solution.

An effective Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution is an important tool for efficient device deployment and ongoing management. iOS provides a built-in set of management features that lets you easily set up and manage devices remotely and wirelessly. Whether you’re looking for a cloud-hosted solution or an on-premises server, you can choose a third-party MDM solution that’s best for your environment.

Automate device setup.

The Device Enrolment Program (DEP) provides a fast, streamlined way to automatically enrol corporate-owned iOS devices in MDM. Supervision can be wirelessly enabled, allowing additional restrictions to be applied. With Apple Configurator 2, you can use the DEP to enrol devices in MDM without anyone tapping the device to set it up.

Distribute apps and books.

The Volume Purchase Program (VPP) allows businesses to purchase iOS apps and books in volume and distribute them to employees. You can also get customised business-to-business apps that are built uniquely for you. Alternatively, sign up for the Apple Developer Enterprise program to develop customised apps in-house and distribute them internally.

Get service and support.

With help from Apple, businesses of any size can support iOS devices company-wide without additional IT resources. AppleCare programs help protect iOS devices, deliver advanced support for IT teams and allow companies to service devices onsite. For companies looking for complete coverage, AppleCare for Enterprise offers all of the above and more — including onsite support delivered by IBM Global Technology Services, a worldwide Apple Authorised Service Provider.

Support for your business.

Explore additional resources for all the above programs and more.

Visit the Business & Education Support page