Advanced guide to managing iOS devices

Last updated:June 2013

Editor's note

When it comes to managing iOS devices in the enterprise, IT departments have a lot more options than you may think.

Through tools such as Apple Configurator, Data Protection and Apple's Volume Purchasing Program, you can configure devices, encrypt data on iPhones and iPads and deliver applications to those iOS devices without a ton of leg work. Some administration features that are built into iOS devices even make them easier to manage.

Whether you're just starting to look at ways to deal with the iOS devices that are on your network or you have a full-scale corporate iPad deployment, learn which tools are available to you and how you can use them to take back some control.

1Managing iOS, iPhones and iPads

There are tools available to you that make managing and configuring devices and applications a little easier, such as Apple Configurator, the Volume Purchasing Program, and even some of the features that are built into iOS devices.

2How much do you know about Apple in the enterprise?

IT administrators can't ignore iOS devices that are in the enterprise, but iPhones and iPads lack the same robust management features that admins use to lock down desktops. Luckily, Apple has added enterprise-focused management options to its devices. Are you up to speed on them?

3Apple terms and definitions

Check out these definitions and learn more about Apple and iOS devices in the enterprise.