MDM, or Mobile Device Management, has been the standard for managing Apple devices in the workplace for years. But with the release of iOS 14 and macOS Big Sur, and the soon-to-be released macOS Sonoma, Apple has shifted gears and introduced a new approach to device management called Declarative Device Management. This new method has the potential to revolutionize the way IT administrators manage Apple devices in the workplace. In this blog post, we’ll explore why Apple MDM is going away, what Declarative Device Management is, and how Addigy’s implementation of this new approach will shape your future.
As you’re probably well aware, MDM, or Mobile Device Management, is a technology that allows IT administrators to remotely manage and secure iPhones, iPads, and Macs. However, MDM was built for a different era, and it’s not well-suited to meet the needs of modern workplaces. With traditional MDM, IT administrators must manually configure every aspect of a device’s management profile, which can be time-consuming and prone to errors. Additionally, the traditional MDM approach is very prescriptive, with IT administrators needing to specify exactly what settings and protocols must be maintained on each device.
Declarative Device Management (DDM), on the other hand, is a new approach to device management that shifts the control from the IT administrator to the device itself. Under this new approach, IT administrators can set high-level policies, which devices follow automatically. This approach makes device management much more efficient, saving IT administrators time and reducing the potential for errors. Additionally, the DDM approach offers more flexibility, allowing for more dynamic management of devices as business needs change.
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Addigy is at the forefront of Declarative Device Management, pioneering new approaches to manage Apple devices that take advantage of this new technology. Addigy’s implementation of DDM will allow IT administrators to manage devices at the policy level, rather than at the device level. This approach makes it much easier for IT administrators to manage an Apple device fleet, reducing the workload and making it easier to ensure compliance with security policies.
Another advantage of Addigy’s implementation of DDM is that it’s completely cloud-based, meaning that IT administrators can manage devices from anywhere, at any time. The cloud-based approach also makes it much easier to update policies and manage devices on a large scale. Addigy also offers an intuitive user interface that makes it easy for IT administrators to manage devices, even if they don’t have a deep understanding of Apple’s management technologies.
Apple MDM will soon be deprecated, and the future of device management is here. Declarative Device Management is a new approach that promises to revolutionize the way IT administrators manage Apple devices in the workplace. Addigy’s implementation of this new technology is leading the way, making it easier than ever for IT administrators to both manage devices and ensure compliance with security policies. If you’re looking to streamline your Apple device management processes and take advantage of the latest innovations in Apple management technology, stay informed as we integrate DDM as it comes into play.