The University of Surrey is situated in the heart of Guildford and has a student cohort of approximately 14,000, plus 2,500 staff. The university is renowned for its engineering-focused degrees, but also has links to the UK’s space programme, cyber security, the BBC and the forthcoming ‘5G’ network development.
The university has a large, distributed deployment of Macs. These are both shared and one-to-one, used primarily in shared labs and also for remote staff members. The university realised the Mac was no longer a second class citizen and recognised the need to offer a similar user experience with Apple technology as was already in place with Microsoft devices.
Leveraging datajar.mobi meant the university was able to seamlessly deliver zero-touch deployment, automated application delivery and patching. Managing shared lab and remote 1-to-1 staff based Macs or iPads was now no longer an issue and has enabled educators and students alike to harness the true power of Apple.