As Apple shifts its focus toward the enterprise, with better security features and simpler mobile device management, it's high time for IT departments to learn about the operating system.
The company has made a concerted effort to appeal to enterprise customers recently. For example, the company released Apple Business Manager (ABM), a consolidation of Apple's Device Enrollment Program (DEP) and Volume Purchase Program. ABM can help IT pros perform a variety of Apple device management tasks, including onboarding and configuring enterprise devices and delegating admin privileges.
In this Apple iOS guide, find out what else the company is doing to make an enterprise name for itself, including the business potential of the Apple Watch, how iOS app development works and more.
1Dive into Apple iOS-
Apple iOS enterprise features
Apple iOS is slanting more and more toward the enterprise with more automation and productivity features. The operating system is also well-known for its quality security; in fact, many believe iOS' security is infallible. Well, think again. Dive into the rise of iOS in the enterprise with a closer look at security features and more in this section of our iOS guide.
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2Cheat sheet to iOS app dev-
Because iOS devices are more prominent than ever in the enterprise, developers must know how to create apps for Apple's devices. And because Apple is strict about what apps can run on its OS, there is a lot to know. Take on some of this important information with an iOS app development cheat sheet, and learn about Swift, one of Apple's top development languages.
Developing apps for iOS devices is not easy. There is a lot of red tape to jump through and a variety of methods for deploying the apps. Continue Reading
To build successful apps for Apple devices, developers must know the ins and outs of iOS application development, from Xcode to Swift and more. Continue Reading
App modularization is a basic tenet of development. Fortunately, Swift makes it easier for developers to split up their mobile apps into digestible components. Continue Reading
Machine learning and artificial intelligence are gaining traction in the enterprise. Learn how Swift can make machine learning happen for mobile apps. Continue Reading
3A look at Apple's endpoints-
Explore iOS devices
The iPad and the iPhone dominate the tablet and smartphone markets, respectively. Never a company to rest on its laurels, Apple continues to churn out new devices. The iPhone XS and XR models, for example, bring improved Face ID sensors to the table. The latest iPad Pro and Apple Watch bring some use cases to the enterprise as well, although enterprise adoption isn't widespread yet. Read more about it in this section of our iOS guide.
The iPad Pro isn't a silver bullet for every organization. Determine whether an iPad Pro would be a good fit for your organization's needs. Continue Reading
The iPhone XS and XR are making a splash for their big screens and big price tags. Figure out what this means for the enterprise. Continue Reading
The Apple Watch Series 4 boasts a few enterprise features, including an emergency call function. But it's still unclear whether wearables will make the foray into the enterprise realm. Continue Reading
Tablets bring the functionality of desktops and the portability of smartphones. Know how to enroll and manage these devices correctly in the enterprise. Continue Reading
4Apple device management-
How to manage iOS devices
It's no easy task to manage devices for an organization, especially when multiple device types are involved. Fortunately, Apple has released a few tools to automate enrollment, provisioning and configuration for IT pros, and other vendors have followed suit. Dig into these tools, including Apple Business Manager, and other features that can make device management simpler below in our iOS guide.
Nearly every IT pro knows about Apple Device Enrollment Program. But learn how it compares to provisioning services for Google Android and Microsoft Windows. Continue Reading
Apple's DEP makes device enrollment much easier, enabling IT pros to focus on other tasks. Continue Reading
Apple Business Manager and DEP are very similar, but there are a few key changes. Explore the latest features of Apple's provisioning service. Continue Reading
Apple device management software from Fleetsmith enters the competition. Learn how they're making security a top priority. Continue Reading
Discover some of the shortcomings associated with Apple's enrollment program, including a lack of control and built-in enterprise mobility management capabilities. Continue Reading
5Key iOS terms to know-
A list of the important terms iOS admins should know.