By Tanya Seda

Buried underneath the heralded release of iOS 11 is a challenge–both in terms of cost and disruption–to many businesses.  Why? In effect, this release means all iPhone 5, 5s, iPad 4 and earlier devices will not receive any further updates (including security). Businesses who are reliant on these older devices for their employees must be prepared with replacements to prevent disruption to business.

Not only is it critical to plan for the logistics of replacement, but also the considerable expense of the new hardware and related services. Now is the time to get a comprehensive understanding of costs, roll out, wireless carrier contracts and risk.

How Network Control Helps

As part of our Technology Expense Management (TEM) services, our wireless support team helps in the following important ways. We will:

  • Build an accurate inventory of all legacy devices
  • Create device profiles and map to employees and departments
  • Review contract terms and eligibility for upgrades
  • Communicate upgrade options with affected employees
  • Automate the wireless device provisioning process
  • Automate all wireless feeds and accurately allocate costs
  • Provide better control of wireless usage through detailed departmental and employee reporting
  • Deliver timely help desk support for user changes and issues

If your business relies on these older iPhone devices, you’ll want to take steps to save time, money and reduce risk by being prepared.