presentation - The Mobility of Things
Embracing Mobility in
Higher Education IT
Apple Systems Specialist
London School of Economics & Political Science
The London School of Economics
[email protected] - Challenges and considerations of a
Approaching Mobility within a managed service in
iRoam (Case Study example)
The London School of Economics &
Founded in 1895
9000 Students - 3000 Staff
24 Academic Departments & 20 Research Centres
Ranked 2nd in the world for social sciences
Significant number of Apple devices in the wild.
Adopt a non-intrusive management model.
No to imaging > Yes to provisioning.
No to forced changes > Yes to Self Service.
Focus on the user experience > Enhance, not obstruct!
Mobility in Higher Education…is real!
65% of our Mac users use laptops.
>90% are mobile when factoring iOS and OS X.
We are seeing patterns of higher WiFi network traffic than
through physical connections.
Mobile computing devices drive a culture of social learning.
[email protected]: Approach and Services
Access to flexible learning resources (iRoam, LSE Training Lab)
Direct device provisioning (DEP & VPP)
Platform-agnostic application access (VDI)
COPE deployment model for staff devices (also for TRIUM iPads)
BYOD services for personally owned devices (iBeacon, Airplay etc)
iRoam : A MacBook vending machine for
iRoam : How it works
• JSS manages access to network shares, printers,
battery • Windows
is cleared • On logout the user profile
and we notify the user.
iRoam : Benefits
• Reducing static computer areas means more flexible &
mobile learning spaces.
• Fully automated.
• Fully scalable.
• A better user experience!
iRoam : What next?
• We need to plan for more!
• The increase is prompting us to re-evaluate our Remote
Desktop and Virtual Application strategy for the future.
• Plan for Campus-wide expansion.