Free iPad Management. In the Cloud

Problem:
My organization has purchased more and more iPads throughout the years and it’s time to figure out a way to manage them.  I’ve looked at many different offerings but all were expensive and my budget didn’t allow me the ability to purchase these solutions.  Are there any free iPad/iPhone/iTouch management solutions?

Solution:
Found an online iPad management system from Meraki that does all I need and best of all; it’s free.
Some features include:

  1. Easy installation of agent.  All you have to do is go to a web page on your IOS driven device and register.  The app gets installed and you’re set.
  2. Detailed inventory of the client.  Name, OS version, model, BIOS, serial number, IP address, ICCID and IMEI number.   Installed apps and location of device is also available.
  3. You can also clear the passcode, force a passcode, remote erase or lock the device.
  4. Ability to push out WIFI settings and clips are also available. 
  5. If you want to restrict installation of apps, in app purchases, gaming, youtube, siri, facetime.. etc.. you can with just a click of the mouse…
  6. Works on all IOS driven devices.
  7. There is a workstation client for windows and mac OS but I haven’t tried it yet.

The only con that I can see right now is that with anything free like this, you must be ready for them to all of a sudden, charge you.. If you are using Meraki, please leave a comment and let me know what you think.

http://www.meraki.com/

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