Apple makes business better.
Apple hardware, software, and services work together to give your employees the power and flexibility to do whatever needs doing - whether you’re running a startup, scale-up, or global enterprise.
Organisations everywhere are realising the potential that Mac brings to their employees by giving them the freedom to use the tools they already know and love. Not only is Mac built with the best hardware and software, it’s also designed to work seamlessly with iPhone and iPad.
Productivity has also never been better on Mac with a new generation of apps for business. And MacOS makes it easy for IT to deploy at scale.
From thin and light notebooks to powerful desktop computers, every Mac is packed with advanced hardware and software that work together seamlessly to deliver everything that employees need to work.
Because Apple designs both the software and hardware, every Mac delivers the best possible experience for employees. MacOS works seamlessly with hardware in every Mac, like the super-responsive trackpad in Mac notebooks that make Multi-Touch gestures feel natural to use. And thanks to the brand new Apple chips and fast flash storage, a Mac wakes instantly from sleep, ready to perform any task.
Inside every Mac are some seriously advanced technologies — from state-of-the-art processors to graphics, storage, and memory. Even with an enormous amount of power packed into such a slim design, Mac notebooks have advanced energy‑saving technologies that help extend battery life to last through the work day.
With a remarkable unibody design that’s thin and light, Mac notebooks are incredibly portable, yet strong enough to handle just about anything employees might come across, anywhere they go.
The Perfect Complement For a Mobile World
When employees use a Mac or an iOS device,
they’re able to do incredible things. And when employees use them together, they can do so much more. A Mac will work with iPhone and iPad in ways no other computer can. And because they run many of the same apps, employees can move seamlessly between devices without missing a beat.
Because your employees already know how to use iPhone and iPad, they’ll be comfortable with a Mac in no time. MacOS comes with many of the same applications as iOS, which means employees can work in similar ways no matter which device they choose to work from.
With Continuity, employees can make and receive phone calls on their Mac, even if their iPhone is in another room. They can start an email, edit a document, or surf the web on one device and pick up where they left off on another. Employees can even activate Personal Hotspot right from their Mac to get online anywhere.
Wireless Ways to Work
Thanks to the latest technologies in MacOS, employees can work the way they want, without being tethered down by unnecessary cables. Employees can deliver presentations wirelessly with AirPlay and Apple TV, and share files easily with AirDrop — even from a Mac to an iOS device.
New Ways for Employees to Get Work Done
With MacOS and the built-in apps that come with every Mac, employees can be productive right away — on a platform they love. And with innovative new types of business apps, employees are able to collaborate in new ways and manage their work like never before.
More to Love With Every Click
With new features in MacOS, every employee will be more productive. Enhancements include new ways to multitask with Split View, a more powerful Spotlight, and refinements to essential apps. And faster performance across the board.
Built-in Apps for Business
MacOS comes with many of the apps needed for work — for common tasks like sending email and messages or managing schedules and meetings. They come with support for Microsoft Exchange and sit alongside a family of creativity and productivity apps, so employees can create engaging business content without needing to purchase additional software.
Apps That Power Everyday Work
Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote now run better than ever on MacOS. Each app works seamlessly with Microsoft Office apps on other devices, providing a consistent experience everywhere.
Apps for New Kinds of Creativity
Mac has always been a powerhouse for creatives. But now it’s enabling business users everywhere to create beautiful content, whether retouching images or using 3D models to prototype new products. Creativity is now open to every line of business.
Apps to Build More Apps
With modern development tools, companies are using Mac to create engaging app experiences for customers and employees. And because MacOS and iOS share many of the same key frameworks, developers can build once and easily deploy to multiple platforms.
A Breath of Fresh Air for IT
With easy integration into corporate environments, organizations everywhere are managing Mac much like they manage iPhone and iPad. Because Mac OS is secure by design, there’s no need for IT to install additional tools or lock down functionality for employees. And with an automated zero-touch deployment process, they don’t even have to open the box.
The versatility and power of Mac OS helps Mac fit in anywhere, including Windows environments using Microsoft Exchange. And with support for the same networking standards as iPhone and iPad, Mac OS can easily connect to corporate networks and VPN.
Thanks to built-in support for mobile device management, Mac can be managed with many of the same controls that IT uses for other platforms. And with the Apple Device Enrollment Program and Volume Purchase Program, a Mac can set itself up automatically out of the box with everything employees need. No system imaging required.
Security Built In
Mac OS was designed with advanced technologies that work together to constantly monitor, encrypt, and update each Mac. And built-in tools like FileVault 2 and Gatekeeper help secure corporate data and protect users from malware without requiring additional software.
Easy to Support
Because Mac is designed to be simple and intuitive, employees need less support from traditional help desk services. Many employees can be fully sufficient with just a few self-service resources. For additional help, iCentre offers a set of support services so that employees can get the assistance they expect from any Apple product.
Apple Deployment Program(DEP)
The Apple Device Enrollment Program (DEP) helps businesses easily deploy and configure Apple devices. DEP provides a fast, streamlined way to deploy organization-owned iPad and iPhone devices, Mac computers, and Apple TV purchased directly from Apple or participating Apple Authorized Resellers or carriers.
DEP simplifies initial setup by automating mobile device management (MDM) enrollment and supervision of devices during setup, which enables you to configure your organization’s devices without touching them. To further simplify the process, you can skip certain Setup Assistant screens so users can start using their devices right out of the box.
Mandatory and Lockable MDM Enrollment
All iOS, macOS, and tvOS devices added to DEP will be enrolled automatically in MDM. Automatic enrollment ensures that devices are configured based on your organization’s requirements, and guarantees that all users receive those configurations on their devices. Your users’ devices are also locked in MDM for ongoing management.
Supervision provides a higher level of device management for organization-owned iOS devices. It allows additional restrictions, such as turning off iMessage, AirDrop, or Game Center, and it provides additional device configurations and features, such as web content filtering and Single App Mode. With DEP, supervision is wirelessly enabled on a device as part of the setup process.
Zero-touch Configuration for IT
With DEP, large-scale deployments of iPad, iPhone, Mac, and Apple TV are seamless. Once devices have been activated, you can immediately configure account settings, apps, and access to IT services over the air. You don’t need to use staging services or physically access each device to complete the setup.
Streamlined Setup Assistant
DEP also makes it easier for your users to set up their iOS devices, Mac computers, and Apple TV. Using an MDM solution to configure your organization’s devices, users are guided through the activation process with the built-in Setup Assistant. You can streamline the Setup Assistant even further by specifying that certain screens be skipped.
Manual Device Enrollment
You can also manually enroll iOS devices and Apple TV in DEP using Apple Configurator, regardless of how you acquired them. With manual device enrollment, a 30-day provisional period begins once a device is activated. During that period, users can remove their devices from enrollment, supervision, and MDM.
Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more on how DEP can help your organisation.
Business Support Services
Portfolio of Support Services we provide.
System Health Checks
At your request, our Apple Certified and Authorized Service Engineers will conduct a health check on your system. The service is customer specified, so we will do as you ask. This can include disk defragmentation, system rebuilds and removing of old and unused data. Diagnostic tools will be utilized to check for system performance and viruses.
Carry In Service
If your Apple product is in warranty, then there will be no charge for a hardware repair. If the product is out of warranty then we will charge on an hourly basis plus the cost of any parts required. We will provide an estimate for the repair and only proceed when we have received your authorisation. All hardware repairs come with a 90-day Apple warranty.
Fast Track Service
We do understand that your deadlines sometimes mean it’s not possible to be without your computer. To assist we have introduced a new Fast Track Service - receive priority service on all in and out of warranty repairs. There is an additional charge for this service along with the normal fee and units will be assessed within a 24 hour period and repaired subject to parts availability.
Call Out Service
If you are experiencing a problem with your Macs and need an experienced technician on site to resolve it, then we offer a chargeable call out service. The service covers both hardware and software issues.
When you finance, you get the Apple products you need with minimal up-front investment.
Fit financing to the way your company uses Apple equipment . Technology life cycles are different for every company. iCentre works with businesses to match payment structures to their technology upgrades. Using this method allows periodic regular technology upgrades through leasing to reduce compatibility issues and minimise the costs associated with having multiple generations of equipment.
Leasing Apple gear benefits your cash flow. For qualifying businesses, leasing equipment often means paying less over time than an initial cash purchase.
Financing means greater flexibility. Mac Leasing through iCentre means your business can add to the lease at any time during the term and extend the lease term when business needs call for it. Financing also means greater predictability. A clearly specified payment stream means your business knows what its technology costs will be during the financed term. That means fewer surprises for accountants and finance departments.
All Macs leased through iCentre are insured for the entire 3 year period. This covers accidental damage such as drops or coffee spills and also theft (does not cover loss or negligence).
Contact us on email@example.com to learn more on how our Mac Leasing program can help your organisation.