For us at Ace Centre, the MDM we use (incidentally Meraki) is a lifesaver. We have an endless amount of devices on it, and we can do magical things like push apps to client devices on the spot in an assessment or allow a purchased device from us to say have its own AppStore account on it. Or even we’ve had cases where schools ring us and say, “Sorry we have lost the device” and we can tell them its just been left on the school bus. It’s brilliant. The amount of clinical hours we save in revisiting and technical time in setting the kit up pays for itself. But.. Does every service need it? Here’s what an MDM does. And here is what Apple Configurator (free on a Mac) does.