Manage Student BYOD Devices and School Owned Devices with Microsoft Intune
The proliferation of consumer devices and ubiquitous information access is driving the enterprise away from a device-centric model centered on corporate-owned and provisioned devices to a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) model in which employees use their own devices to access corporate applications and data. When they’re working, people expect consistent access to corporate tools and data regardless of the type of device they’re using. They also want their corporate-issued technology and resources to look and behave like their personal technology—always on and always available from any device, from virtually anywhere.
The trend toward BYOD—and with it, the move toward the personalization of IT— presents an opportunity for IT to help increase user productivity and satisfaction. At the same time, this trend brings numerous management and security challenges to IT organizations, which must see that enterprise infrastructure and corporate data are protected from malicious intent, while ensuring that these resources can be accessed in compliance with corporate policies regardless of device type or location.
Microsoft Intune can help organisations leverage the power of cloud device management, profile management and application delivery in the one portal. Combined with Apple School Manager, Intune becomes a very powerful tool, removing the need to plug devices into a trolley to be managed by Apple Configuration Manager. All profiles and settings can be managed via the cloud, reducing the workload on your team.
Student mobile devices, such as iPads, laptops, macbooks and other mobile devices, can be managed by Microsoft Intune also. This provides the benefit of deploying a School “App Store”, allowing students to access the software needed, such as Microsoft Office Suite, the Adobe Suite and much more.
Next IT are experienced at supporting BYOD networks and have implemented device management solutions in many Australian schools. Through Microsoft Intune we can help you to manage and protect personal devices, while at the same time protecting your organisation. To learn about how Microsoft Intune helps you to manage personal devices, contact us for a free consultation.