Why Apple’s new Device Enrollment Program is a game changer for IT | CITEworld

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In their “iPads: Fad or Fixture?”session at ECIS 2013 Joshua Cobb and Marty Twarogowski of Graland Country Day School (Denver, CO, USA) highlighted the importance of centralized management of a 1:1 iPad program. (They also emphasized the importance of extensive PD opportunities in advance of their successful program. I’ll have more to say about that in a future post.)

Apple has just announced the much-awaited solution for schools like mine that are also planning a full, 1:1 iPad deployment: a full, managed deployment program from Apple. Schools like ours create  a district account and then setup add devices to the account. The only sticking point: Severely-limited availability outside of the English-speaking world.

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Of course, Apple had the same problem with iTunes several years ago and managed to work it out over time. Here’s hoping they sort out the Apple Deployment Program, too!


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