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Bushel is now Generally Available!

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Bushel, an Apple device management solution, powered by JAMF Software, today announced general availability, expanding Apple device management to businesses of all sizes. Bushel is a cloud-based solution designed to make it simple and quick for regular people to complete their management tasks, including Apple device setup, security and usability. The software had been in beta for some time now, and users could use it on an invitation-only basis. Bushel has just today become generally available to the public to sign up for either a free or paid account. You can find out more and sign up on the Bushel website.

Enterprise Document Management? Alfesco?...

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So I have been working on arhcitecting a concise document management system for a while now that is scaleable and flexible, yet offers that intuitive user experience and can be rolled out to thousands of managed users in our ecosystem.

We are looking at rolling out around 300 pdf documents per month, and the administration must have control of the document flow to ensure the users are using the latest versions. The users must also not be able to log into any additional document stores such as dropbox etc via the app as that will open up routes for unsolicited document flows.

What document solutions have people used and found that work?

We are also using pdf forms for part of this process. So far we have found that PDF Expert 5 works well for connections to an SFTP backend, but we cannot easily lock down the application to stop it connecting to other servwrs such as dropbox etc.

PDF Expert Enterprise has a backend where we can control user accounts and document flows but the prices of these enterprise solutions of £10 a month per user is just too much most of the time. As soon as we add a few thousands users we are talking huge monthly fees!!

We have started looking at alfresco for an open source development. We can put in time to build and develop the backend, and the front end user experience seems good so far, although I am not sure how flexible the user experience would be and how it would fit within a secure environment in terms of CIA (data confidentiality, integrity and availability).

Has anyone done much work with Alresco before?

We have also done work with Vablet which was a pretty good solution for iOS, although the user experience needing improving for user and Admin. The users currently prefer Goodreader for their personal use, but we aren't able to lock this software down in any way (using mobileiron or symantec for MDM). I was most impressed with PDF Expert Enterprise but the monthly costs kill any chance of it being used for our live deployments.

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Remote Reboot of OS or APPs?

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I'm wondering if anyone has come across a solution to our problem in any of the MDM software out there. We need to remotely reboot our iPads (NOT wipe). Basically, after a few days of our app running non stop on the devices, they need a refresh. If a remote reboot isn't possible, is it possible to close out the app and the relaunch it remotely? Currently, we're using Airwatch and there seems to be no function similar to this. If you have a solution, know a different provider with this function, or are looking for the same solution, please share.

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