Leveraging Apple Tools to make your iOS Deployment easier

Speakers: Randy Saeks

Level: Fundamental, Lecture

Excerpt: Apple provides a variety of tools and programs to make deploying, supporting and using iOS in Education. Hear about how these tools are being used in K-12 environments and ways your organization can be positioned for easier implementation moving forward.

Description: Apple provides a variety of programs such as the Volume Purchase Program, Device Enrollment Program, School Manager and Managed Apple IDs, just to name a few, aimed to make it as easy as possible to deploy iOS. Knowing how these tools can be structured and implemented will save you and your organization a great amount of time. In this session, you will hear how these have been used in a 1:1 environment to streamline the purchasing of apps and assignment of licenses, delegate support and repair to tier I individuals, speed up the creation and assignment of Apple IDs and allowed for many previously IT tasks to live outside the server room. In addition, techniques for other daily support will be shared, such as a broken device replacement workflow using Google for Work and other lessons.

About the speakers

Randy Saeks – Network Manager – Glencoe School District 35 (Twitter: @rsaeks)

Randy has a decade and a half of experience in planning, deploying, and supporting technology systems within education. This includes desktops, servers and mobile devices with emphasis on OS X and iOS-based devices. He is currently the District Network Manager for Glencoe School District 35 and works to ensure the infrastructure supports the educational goals of the organization. Randy has presented at MacTech, MacWorld, and the Penn State Mac Admins Conference. Randy is a Level 1 and Level 2 Google Certified Educator as well as a Google Certified Trainer.

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