The iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch are feature-rich, extensible, and can integrate with practically any existing enterprise solution. They all have features developed almost expressly to satisfy the needs of organizations of all sizes. Charles Edge provides eight useful questions for IT professionals to consider before iPhone or iPad implementation.
Do you have colleagues who are eager to use iPhones and iPads for business? Are you an IT professional engaged in deploying the iPhone and/or iPad in your company or organization? Charles Edge, author of Apress's latest book, "Enterprise iPhone and iPad Administrator's Guide," provides eight useful questions for IT professionals to consider before iPhone or iPad implementation:
- 1) What settings will go on each device?
- 2) How much automation will we leverage?
- 3) How will policies be managed?
- 4) How will our assets be tracked?
- 5) What written policies do we need to ratify in anticipation of our deployment?
- 6) How much user interaction will be required, and what kind of zero-tier assets can we provide to users for that interaction?
- 7) What kind of data will users need to access, and how will they access that data when they are in the office?
- 8) How will users access data remotely?
Enterprise iPhone and iPad Administrator's Guide" provides step-by-step instructions on how to deploy and integrate the iPhone among a range of professional environments - from large businesses and educational institutions to medium-sized offices. This book ensures that the process is achieved in a streamlined, efficient, and cost-effective manner. The book is intended for IT staff members who will be charged with planning iPhone and iPad implementations or pilot programs, as well as those that will be charged with ultimately deploying and provisioning the devices and delivering support to iPhone and iPad users.
The guide begins with an introduction to basic deployment concerns, then moves into actual methods and tools that you can use to streamline the deployment process. Next, an in-depth discussion of configuration and provisional profiles helps you deliver solid device setup, security, and adherence to organization policies. Finally, you'll learn how to use existing Help Desk teams to provide effective user support. Also included is coverage of the latest iPhone- and iPad-specific enterprise technologies (such as push notification and calendaring tools) as well as internal iPhone and iPad applications and web-based solutions for businesses.
Enterprise iPhone and iPad Administrator's Guide
By Charles S Edge Jr
Charles Edge has been working with Apple products since he was a child. Professionally, Charles started with the Mac OS and Apple server offerings in 1999 after years of working with various flavors of Unix. Charles began his consulting career working with Support Technologies and Andersen Consulting. In 2000, he found a new home at 318, a consulting firm in Santa Monica, California, which is now the largest Mac consultancy in the country. At 318, Charles leads a team of over 40 engineers and has worked with network architecture, security, and storage for various vertical and horizontal markets. Charles has spoken at a variety of conferences including DefCon, BlackHat, LinuxWorld, MacWorld, and the WorldWide Developers Conference.
Apress Media LLC, part of Springer Science Business Media, is a technical publisher devoted to meeting the needs of IT professionals, software developers, and programmers, with more than 1,000 books in print and a continually expanding portfolio of publications. Apress offers a complete package of books on developing for the iPhone and Mac OS X. For developers who want to code games, create compelling user interfaces, or better get a handle on just what makes an app cool, Apress has all the books to suit. Copyright (C) 2010 Apress Media LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.