Integrating iPads into your business can seem intimidating, so we decided to share a list published on TabTimes explaining which steps to take to prepare your business.

The process of integrating iPads into a company can be much easier than many people believe, as long as key issues and main aims are thought through and figured out beforehand.

Here are just a few steps to consider:

  1. Ready? – Define how employees will use the iPads – You need to decide whether the iPads will be used as productivity tools (including supporting a large, remote sales team to convey a strong brand and consistent content) or within a retail environment as part of enhancing the customer buying experience. This will help to identify the integration and management strategies of the devices use within the company.
  2. Set? – Once step one is achieved, you can plan how the iPad use can be integrated into the overall IT strategy. Make sure to include whether or not there will be a pilot project – we would recommend this, as it will determine whether incorporating the devices is feasible. We’d be happy to talk to you about renting iPads from us on a short-term lease before taking on a long-term lease. You will also need to include what kind of usage and security policies to enforce, which we’d be able to advice you on and help supply; and what kind of apps and features to allow, which we are also able to provide.
  3. Go! – The next step is to set up the rollout roadmap. Make sure to mitigate risks associated with rogue apps and other unprotected uses of the company’s IP. It is crucial to the overall success of the procedure to engage business partners and other parts of the business, in order to get them to buy-in. This includes for example that the VP of Sales understands how the iPad will have a positive impact on sales, or that stakeholders understand how the use of the iPads will have a positive impact.
  4. Keep Going… – Finally, make sure you do not lose focus on intended targets and build a control plan. We’d be happy to help you here with your mobile device management (MDM), including enforcing policies, wiping lost or stolen devices of sensitive data, and pushing updates that will guarantee consistency in employee use. This will ensure great results by integrating iPads into your business.

So if you feel ready to take these steps, we will be more than happy to be there next to you every step of the way. Get in touch and talk to one of our advisors today on +44 0207 749 7242 or 0207 749 7200 or contact us by email: