[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section” _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” _builder_version=”3.0.47″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”1_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_image src=”http://www.melroseinc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/overview-bring_your_own.jpg” admin_label=”Image” _builder_version=”3.0.47″ use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid” animation=”off” sticky=”off”][/et_pb_image][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type=”3_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” _builder_version=”3.0.47″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”]When it comes to managing IT for your business, you should approach any new software update with a blend of enthusiasm and caution. Most importantly, it’s essential for all of your employees to be on the same page with respect to your policies for updating software so you can control the process and protect your digital assets.
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Some of the reasons to embrace software updates include:

  • Ensuring you have the latest security patches
  • Keeping employees on the same software version
  • Simplifying IT service calls

On the other hand, a bit of caution is advisable when updating software for the following reasons:

  • Early software roll-outs may have bugs
  • Other software programs may not be compatible
  • Employees who do their own updates may have different versions

How to Update Employees to iOS7


When updating company software, including iOS7, it’s a good idea to use the following process:

    1. Get informed – Learn about the software upgrade before you do it to ensure compatibility with the other programs you use, and to find out if there are any known bugs that may impact your business. Apple has a comprehensive page about iOS7 for business so you can learn more about new features such as enhanced security, App Store license management, and mobile device management capability.


    1. Have a plan – Once you have determined that the software upgrade is appropriate, determine how you will do company-wide implementation. If you provide smart phones for your employees, you probably already have a system for updating software and apps. If you have a BYOD policy, be sure to include software upgrade requirements so that you have some control over data use and protection.


    1. Communicate your plan – Even if you have a clear BYOD policy that covers software upgrades, make sure your employees are aware of it so they can comply. If you want to update to iOS7 on a certain date and don’t want employees to make any changes before then, make sure they know not to update when prompted by the device.


    1. Implement your plan – One of the many benefits of iOS7 is the ability to manage devices remotely, so future updates will be easier to manage. In the meantime, set a date that you want to update all devices and decide whether your IT team will do it or whether employees to it themselves.


Remember, iOS7 applies to both iPhones and iPads, so be sure to include both devices in your policy and upgrade plan.

If you have questions about iOS7 or need help with the new features for business, contact MelroseMAC today. As an authorized Apple service center, we have the expertise and experience to guide you through the process.

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