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Mobile Device Management Provider to Assist Lexington One School District in Going Mobile


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February 21, 2012

Mobile Device Management Provider to Assist Lexington One School District in Going Mobile

By Jamie Epstein, TMCnet Web Editor

Headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., MobileIron is a provider of a robust suite of mobile device management solutions and has a bird’s eye view of what is needed to improve security and allow workers to work remotely without any effect to productivity.

Opening its doors in 2007, the mobile device management provider allows companies to have full visibility into what is going on within their corporate network that allows smartphones to act as innovative computing platforms for mobiles workers anywhere they are located in the world.

Now, when you first think of who needs mobile device management, you tend to think first of large enterprise; however, it is just as important for school districts to have an effective MDM strategy in place. Recently, the Lexington One School District, in association with MobileIron, deployed over 7,000 iPhones and iPads to students and staff.

In order to complete this large rollout, the school first had to establish both business and technical goals for mobility, schedule out the project, which included how long the initial deployment would take and  the steps needed to complete the rollout, citing vital registration guidelines for iOS 5 and creating the overall strategy which outlined the allowed apps, and the networking and security processes that would be implemented.

Once these lucky educators and students did receive their new devices, the team then went back and reviewed in-depth the information that was learned once the deployment took place, as well as what student and staff alike felt about the overall iOS 5 experience.

At a meeting scheduled to take place on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 from 1:00-2:00p.m. PST, MobileIron and Lexington One South Carolina School District will team up to discuss the project. Network Engineer Thomas Burgess who spearheaded the iOS5 rollouts will be speaking at the event and delving deep to what it truly means to be mobile and fully secure on a campus-wide scale.

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Jamie Epstein is a TMCnet Web Editor. Previously she interned at News 12 Long Island as a reporter's assistant. After working as an administrative assistant for a year, she joined TMC (News - Alert) as a Web editor for TMCnet. Jamie grew up on the North Shore of Long Island and holds a bachelor's degree in mass communication with a concentration in broadcasting from Five Towns College. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves

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