If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Cisco Meraki Systems Manager (MDM+EMM), what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
On a scale from one to ten, I would rate this solution at ten. If you want something that's going to work and scale very well, and allow you to pre-configure the devices before you get them into the company, then Cisco Meraki Systems Manager (MDMEMM) is a great option.
There's a lot of options in the configuration and the setup. Make a test device and a test group and make sure you fully understand what is going on before you roll it out. For example, one setting lets you deny use of Safari, which sounds good till the user clicks a link in an email and it won't open. *Unless you use Microsoft Outlook which allows you to pick the app that links open in. Setting up VPP and DEP takes a little bit of effort, but these will be required no matter the MDM solution you choose. The Apple device enrollment program allows devices bought from the carrier you are registered with to show up in the account. On the Apple side, the VPP allows you to bulk buy apps, that's the same, regardless of which MDM solution you use. Personally, we don't plan to continue to use it going forward. While the Apple side of the solution is great, the Windows side just has a lot of problems.
I would rate it a nine out of ten.
Generally speaking, if it's just a mesh network within your own environment, which could be done at a fairly low knowledge level. It's when you're dealing with the external partners and stuff like that that you'll either have to really know what you're talking about to try and troubleshoot. It's a very easy solution for the most part, it's very easy to implement and very easy to administer.
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