Set up and provision devices without even touching them! Sounds magical, but this is precisely what Zero Touch Deployment offers.
Ever since the start of the pandemic, getting a device ready for a new employee has been a real headache. Sometimes device deployment becomes the worst nightmare for IT managers, especially if the company has a distributed workforce across several locations and geographies. The manual device provisioning and configuration are time-consuming, error-prone, and resource-intensive. Fortunately, Zero Touch Deployment has emerged as a game-changer in the IT landscape, offering significant benefits to streamline device management processes.
In this article, we will explore six reasons why Zero Touch Deployment is the next “big thing” in IT and why IT leaders should invest in this technology.
What is Zero Touch Deployment (ZTD)?
Zero Touch Deployment, in simple words, refers to setting up and configuring devices, such as computers, smartphones, or tablets, without manual intervention. It automates the entire device provisioning process, eliminating the need for human interaction.
With Zero Touch Deployment, devices can be remotely prepared, configured, and customised with the necessary settings, applications, and security policies before they are even delivered to end users. ZTD is also known as Zero-touch Provisioning, Touchless Deployment, Automated Device Enrolment, etc.
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Here’s Why ZTD is the Next “Big Thing” in IT
- Time & Cost Efficiency
Device deployment methods involve the manual setup and configuration of devices, which is a labour-intensive process. Zero Touch Deployment automates this process, enabling IT teams to provision and configure devices remotely and in bulk.
- Enhanced Security & Compliance
Ensuring device security is the paramount concern for IT leaders. Manual device provisioning may result in human errors and misconfigurations, potentially leading to security vulnerabilities. Zero Touch Deployment allows organisations to implement standardised security configurations and policies consistently across all devices, reducing the risk of security breaches.
Compliance with industry regulations and ensuring standardised configurations across devices can be a daunting task for IT leaders. Zero Touch Deployment allows organisations to enforce predefined policies, configurations, and security settings automatically, ensuring compliance and standardisation.
- Improved Employee Experience & Productivity
With the proliferation of remote work and the high usage of mobile devices, employees expect a seamless onboarding experience when they receive new devices. Zero Touch Deployment simplifies the setup process, automating device configuration, application installations, and personalised settings. As a result, employees can start using their devices immediately, leading to improved productivity.
- Scalability & Flexibility
For organisations managing a large number of devices, scalability is crucial. Zero Touch Deployment enables IT teams to deploy hundreds of devices simultaneously, having eliminated the need for manual intervention. Additionally, it allows for greater flexibility by supporting various device platforms, including smartphones, tablets, and laptops, regardless of the operating system.
- Streamlined Updates & Maintenance
Regular software updates and maintenance are essential for device performance and security. Zero Touch Deployment simplifies the process of deploying updates and patches across devices, ensuring that all devices are consistently up-to-date. This eliminates the need for individual manual updates, reducing downtime and IT overhead.
- Centralised Control & Analytics
Zero Touch Deployment gives IT leaders centralised control and visibility over their device fleet. They can monitor and manage devices remotely, track deployment progress, and gather valuable analytics on device usage, performance, and security. This data-driven approach helps organisations make informed decisions, optimise resource allocation, and identify potential areas for improvement.
Zero Touch Deployment is an instant solution to most of the pain points of IT leaders operating in a remote and distributed work environment. Adopting this innovative approach can revolutionise their device management processes, enhance productivity, and gain a competitive edge in the virtual or hybrid work environment.
ZenAdmin’s Zero Touch Deployment for Your Unique Business Needs
With ZenAdmin’s Zero Touch Deployment module, you can set up your devices for your distributed teams with all the necessary applications, accounts, tools, and settings they need. A pretty straightforward and smooth process, ZenAdmin’s ZTD allows admins to get the devices work-ready for employees without any intervention from your IT team. Upon activating, the ZTD module integrates with the Mobile Device Management software and installs all the pre-listed applications on the device, within a few minutes!
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