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Learn the basics of mobile device management

Posted in: Jamf Pro, Education, Business

While mobile device management or MDM may not be a new concept in the IT world, it may be new(ish) to you. To get us all on the same page:

What is mobile device management?
MDM is Apple’s framework for managing iOS, macOS and tvOS devices, and empowers IT to deploy new Apple devices, gather inventory, configure settings, manage apps and much more.

Even if you consider yourself an MDM whiz — and didn’t need a brief definition — it never hurts to go back to your roots and review the basics of Apple management.

We want to help you be the best IT admin you can be. So, whether you’re in a business, K-12 education or higher education setting, we’ve got an MDM 101 e-book with your name on it.

You’ll learn:

  • The current state of iOS (iPad and iPhone) in your particular vertical
  • How to leverage apps and services to transform your processes
  • Best practices and workflows for iOS management

Example best practice: Managing Activation Lock with MDM
Activation Lock was designed to prevent the theft of Apple devices by requiring an Apple ID and password for setup, making it harder for just anyone to activate a device. However, whenever IT needs to reassign a device to another user, and they haven’t been managing that user’s Apple ID, it can get tricky.

But, not with our easy to follow Activation Lock Bypass workflow, which shows you how to reboot the locked device and unlock it.

Download an e-book for the full steps.

Now what?
Once you read up on the basics, why not take an MDM solution for a spin and get some hands-on experience? Start with the gold standard in Apple management, Jamf Pro.

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Weighing your options on which MDM solution is right for you? We get it. Feel free to start your MDM comparison with us or see why we’re ranked as the top mobility management provider on Gartner Peer Insights.

If you like what you see, a free trial awaits.