Ipad Deployment - Server Choice & Information
Our new head loves Apple and wants us to purchase ipads and Imac's around the school. We are starting off with just 25 ipads and will expand when the budget allows.
We have been asked to spec up a cost effect solution for managing the ipads and other devices.
We are looking at getting the top spec MAC mini i7, 4gb, two 1tb, OSX Mountain Lion Server, a keyboard and mouse and a 27" HDMI monitor from a local store. Will this combination be sufficiant for our needs? We are hoping to use Apple configurator to configure and deploy the ipads.
What functionality will it give us in terms of ipad deployment? Can we restrict them and install apps in bulk?
Sorry for the complete lack of knowledge, this has all been sprung upon us with no training and i come from a windows background with zero first hand experience in apple products.