As many of you are aware, Apple has announced the next versions of OS X and iOS. With the highly anticipated release of OS X El Capitan and iOS 9 later this year, now is the perfect time to be thinking about the new productivity, security, and management capabilities of these releases and the best ways to get them into the hands of your users and IT staff.
As the excitement builds, IT managers know they can’t always prevent users from upgrading their devices, yet they’re responsible for maintaining IT security controls and accurate systems inventory. This presents a real challenge and makes it essential that their system management tools are updated in step with Apple.
Make the transition smoothly
The Casper Suite is a dynamic enterprise management tool that alleviates the stress and time it takes to upgrade your Mac, iPad, and iPhone devices. Other than offering same-day support, how does the Casper Suite help?
Dynamic inventory tools — Receive daily inventory reports with hardware details, software versions, and security configurations.
Multiple deployment paths — Cache the install file then automatically install on eligible systems or place in Self Service, or image the device by wiping the existing OS install file.
Leverage security controls — The provided Apple OS security controls can be managed with the Casper Suite using the native configuration profile technology and is consistent across OS upgrades.
Join Apple’s beta program for a leg-up
You currently have the opportunity to participate in Apple’s beta software program. This gives you an early chance to experience the new OS X and iOS systems before they are officially released. There are two versions, one more tailored towards developers.
Here are some additional resources you may find valuable:
- What’s new in iOS 9
- iOS 9 checklist for IT
- What’s new in OS X El Capitan
- WWDC session: What’s New in Managing Apple Devices
For more information, watch our on-demand webinar to see how the Casper Suite can help you painlessly manage your Apple upgrades.