This list by JAMF shares some of best practices for Apple device management from a corporate perspective.

IT best practices ensure that processes and workflows executed by IT resources are sound and proven, promoting cost-effective delivery of IT services. They come from the experience of others in the past that have attempted to achieve a common goal, have executed a plan within a framework, and measured effective results. If a process or workflow produced a successful outcome and has been proven repeatable, it will likely work again in a similar environment.

What are some best practices for managing Apple in the enterprise?

1. Test, test, and test some more! — One best practice for managing Apple devices in the enterprise that may seem obvious, but gets skipped far too often as deployment projects are rushed along, is testing.

2. Use the right workflow for the right user — Preferences and technical skill level of users can vary widely in an enterprise environment. Some users have a great degree of technical acumen and expect autonomy, while others have less exposure to technology and need more hands-on support.

3. Create repeatable imaging workflows — Imaging is an important part of the device management workflow for deploying Mac in the enterprise. The image you start with lays the foundation for the user experience that will take place from the moment the user first touches the device to the time it is refreshed.

4. Take advantage of Apple programs — Over the last few years, Apple has made great strides in creating technologies for the enterprise that help guide best practices for managing Apple devices.

5. Follow the Self Service model — Much of today‚Äôs workforce is more capable and empowered with technology than ever before. More technically inclined users expect technology to be available and accessible at all times and expect to get what they need when they need it.