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Analyst briefing: Managing the influx of Apple devices into the workplace

Originally Published:
Sep 2013

Integrating Apple devices into the enterprise can lead to high implementation and management costs, as well as increased security risks. Companies must plan carefully and be ready for the consequences.

Users of Apple laptops, desktops, tablets, and phones increasingly expect to use their devices at work. But most organizations are not prepared to safely move all Apple products to production. Apple integration requires IT to address three challenges to traditional enterprise information resource management:

  • Greater cost of Apple hardware
  • Difficulty of integration of Apple devices into existing security and resource management solutions
  • Absence of enterprise-friendly hardware and software support
In this briefing, you'll learn how these issues may affect your organization and what you should expect as more and more Apple products make their way into your enterprise architecture.

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