Zero Touch Versus Manual Deployment
In the tech world, zero-touch deployment programs are now a standard among IT systems. Deployment refers to configuring systems for employee use — when the process is zero-touch, it is automated. Before zero-touch technology existed, IT teams handled manual deployment. They had to sit down with each system, enroll them and configure the platforms according to a company’s needs. While other manual methods surfaced to make the job easier, these required ample time to complete.
Programs like Apple Configurator let IT professionals plug Macs into a configured system and enroll them one at a time. Methods like network scanning allowed mobile device management (MDM) systems to initiate configuration. Some companies even left configuration to each individual user.
Zero-touch deployment allows IT teams to configure all systems with the initial Setup Assistant. Every system goes through the same enrollment and configuration steps, and the systems don’t have to leave the box. Users can receive their Macs in the mail, fully configured and ready for use.
Benefits of Managed and One-Touch Deployment
Introducing the Apple DEP program from Orchard to your business offers a range of advantages, including: