IT firm Insight UK has launched a set of services designed to help organisations bring Apple products such as the iPad and iPhone into their business technology environments.
Insight Apple Solutions, launched on Thursday, covers network assessment, configuration management, access to Windows virtual desktops, and bespoke app development.
The move is in recognition of the demand from many workers to bring iPads and iPhones into the workplace, which is placing new demands on IT teams, according to Insight.
"As iPhones and iPads have been taken up within businesses, the IT teams for these organisations have to provide the right levels of support, as well as making sure that company security policies are followed," said Emma de Sousa, Insight regional vice president for UK and northern Europe.
The package includes Insight Network Ready, which examines a customer's wireless infrastructure to determine whether it can support the required number of mobile devices, and Insight Configuration Management, which provides tools and processes to configure and manage iPads and iPhones, including setting policies and security rules.
A third service, Insight Virtual Desktop and Applications, covers a range of tools designed to provide Apple users with access to the applications they need, using cloud-based or on-premise virtual desktops running Windows.
Finally, Insight Bespoke Apps aims to provide organisations with mobile applications to meet specific business requirements, including the development of custom iOS apps for internal deployment.
Insight said that it can provide support during all stages of a deployment of Apple technology, including pre-delivery inspections, custom builds, installation support, Active Directory integration, client management, virtualisation and app development.
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