* August 2019 NEWS * In June, the t4L Newsletter documented changes that had been announced whereby all new device purchases through EdConnect will now come with a 4 year bundled jamF Pro license. This is a result of Apple in discussion with the DoE and jamF who then recently acquired the #1 platform for schools' device management, Zuludesk. It does not mean you need to adopt jamF at all and will not effect any existing or new Zuludesk customers - and in fact jamF Pro is not built for Education whereas Zuludesk is - which leaves us all a little confused as to why 'currently', at least, your havng a jamF Pro license thrust at you, yet there's no option to choose a Zuludesk license - discussions are underway on this fairly significant oversight as we speak. jamF does require dedicated support and support staff [ unlike Zuludesk ]. Althouhg the DoE have put in place technical support which is handled by Apple via AppleCare, continually having to call overseas agents, wait on hold and be transferred does not suit anyone - at all. jamF also does not have the high level, immediately available local support as Zuludesk does with Island I.T. At any rate, Island I.T., with immediate effect offer the same level of support and support contracts available to our Zuludesk customers to customers who are none-the-wiser and may decide to go with jamF initially at least. Both platforms are owned by the same company but operate completely independently at this stage, so we are able to offer the very best support for both for schools who do not have, or want or need to train and pay dedicated staff to maintain their MDM solution.
Whether you're a tiny regional school with 5 iPads or you have hundreds, we recommend Zuludesk ahnds down - as do the vast majority of schools ( i our expeirnece, 100% of them ) - and as such, is ready for you to trial, free, today - and knowing the response of all of our schools to date, we simply cannot wait to help you out and get your iPads centrally managed.
Schools are buying more and more iPads as they're an essential learning tool. As your fleet grows, the old way of configuring them using Apple Configurator or Configurator 2 is just not enough. Keeping track of where iPads are, keeping them all in sync and up to date is a continually frustrating and an ever time-consuming task.
So, we need a solution. A simple, single interface where we can see all of our iPads at a glance, manage them in one easy click, restrict what they can do, install Apps seemlessly and immediately to all devices remotely, update software, lock the iPads down to a single App such as a NAP Browser or control all iPads in Apple Classroom at once. These are just a few of the tools available to you with Zuludesk.
Zuludesk MDM is a 'Cloud' based management system that doesn't need to be 'installed' - iPads are 'joined' over the air and can be configured to automatically set themselves up in what is called an 'out of the box' or 'zero-touch' deployment.
You can manage your iPads, Phones or Macs from anywhere, anytime and on any computer. 100% power and control is finally given back and with it, your valuable time.
Here at Island I.T., we've been involved in MDM in Education from the beginning, and Apple since 1994, so we understand completely how to get you up and running fast within the DoE's Proxy WiFi environment. We'll send you a simple guide to get your iPads up and running and together we'll get that done - and then help you all the way. Options to have ongoing contracted support from us, Ad Hoc support as you need it or, we'll teach you how to use Zuludesk.
For all Schools nationwide, it's time to move to MDM.
Island I.T. is ready to help today. We're efficient, extremely knowledgeable, polite and we work when you want to - and that's not necessarily in school hours. We're fairly sure we are the most available Zuludesk partner nationwide. We find many of our deployments are done either after School or on weekends where we can remotely assist a first-time deployment with no distractions.
We work with you. A quick call to Island I.T anytime, and we'll help right away in most cases. Call now on 04 8801 8102, we'd love to hear from you.
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