Check ‘Device Management’ Off Your To-do List
As your business begins to flourish, you’ll need to add employees. No matter what kind of business you are in, it is almost always a good idea to equip them with technology that helps them be productive. As your employees turn investments of MacBooks, iPads, and/or iPhones into results, another investment must soon be made to manage and secure those devices. This is where Mobile Device Management (MDM) comes into play.
Mobile Device Management
MDM solutions help companies organize their technology implementation to save time and avoid problems (like security issues). Using this kind of solution can greatly reduce the time it takes to set up and deliver ongoing management for devices. Several options exist, but for start-ups and up-and-coming businesses, one of the most beneficial solutions is Bushel. Bushel is an Apple-focused, cloud-based MDM for small business, created by JAMF Software, the gold standard of enterprise Apple device management.
What Can Bushel Do?
In short: exactly what you need it to and no more. Quickly set up new Apple devices, manage the settings and apps on all of your devices from one device, and make sure they are all protected, 24/7.
For the ultimate set up experience, sign up for Apple’s Device Enrollment Program (DEP). When you purchase devices, this program allows them to automatically enroll and apply pre-specified settings when they are turned on. That way your employees can receive managed devices that are still in the shrink-wrap…you don’t even have to touch them.
Pushing out settings to devices is simple. For instance, you can configure company email accounts or enter Wi-Fi passwords one time, and Bushel will push them out to all of your devices with a single click. It is a similar experience managing apps. Bushel allows you to select and send apps over the air and even reassign them as your work environment changes. Apple’s Volume Purchase Program (VPP) allows you to purchase apps in bulk and own them as a company, rather than tying them to a specific Apple ID. This makes sending out and reassigning applications quick and easy.
At the end of the day, security is king. With Bushel, you can ensure that sensitive company information on all Apple devices remains secure. You can enforce passcodes, encrypt devices, and even remotely lock or wipe a device over the air. Being a part of Apple’s DEP also unlocks advanced, supervised security settings that take your device management to the next level.
Why is Bushel a Perfect Fit for Small Businesses?
It was built from the ground up to be a simple MDM, eliminating the need to have an experienced IT team and hefty budget to support it. Bushel’s unique feature set and intuitive design makes it easy enough for anyone in the company to navigate it quickly and efficiently. Being cloud-based means it can accessed anytime from anywhere.
One of the primary limitations of new small businesses is, of course, capital. Bushel addresses the issue of affordability head-on to make sure everyone is able to implement an MDM solution from early on. Companies can enjoy three Apple devices free forever, and each device after that is only $2 per month.
Another nice feature? The turnaround on implementing Bushel into your environment can be as little as a few minutes. Sign up today and see how Bushel can help you organize your fleet of devices immediately.