Meraki, our preferred provider of wireless networking solutions, released enhancements today on their free mobile device management tool; Meraki Systems Manger. You can read about the newest updates from Meraki on their webpage, or view a breakdown of some of our favorite enhancements below.
-Android devices can now install Meraki Systems Manager and be visible in your dashboard, as well as receive similar settings, restrictions and application management as iOS devices.
-Applications can be pushed from both Google Play and the Amazon Appstore.
-Supported devices include the Kindle Fire and Android devices running versions 2.2 and above.
-Available for Andoid now, and planned availability for iOS devices later in 2012.
-Allows network managers to push files to devices through Systems Manager.
-Great for on-boarding new employees that need access to specific files, or pushing student materials based on enrollment in specific classes.
-Enhancements allow you to push VPN settings, passcode restrictions and more to all of your network devices.
-You can require Systems Manager enrollment before allowing devices to access your network, and be notified of devices unenrolling.
-Updates in iOS 6 will allow you to push free apps through Systems Manager without device users being prompted for passwords.
-iOS devices will also be able to use GPS tracking for better network/location accuracy, when taking advantage of the new iOS app available later in 2012.
-Enterprise apps can also be pushed outside of Apple’s App Store.
If you are an Iowa educator, we will be presenting even more tips and tricks on Mobile Device Management at two upcoming events: ITEC in Des Moines, October 14-16 and the Grant Wood AEA Technology Vendor Fair December 19. If you would like more details on Meraki Systems Manager or wireless networking, please don’t hesitate to contact ITS.
ITS is a full-service IT company serving needs of SMBs and educational institutions across Iowa. We provide Managed IT Services, data recovery, network support, hardware sales, server hosting and web services from our state-of-the-art data center located in Monticello, Iowa. ITS is a Meraki Gold Partner.