Apple has launched its Business Essentials Program. It’s a new service for businesses that offers 24/7 Apple support, device management, iCloud space and more for all one monthly fee per user.
Here’s a bit from the press release:
Apple Business Essentials supports small businesses throughout the entire device management life cycle — from device setup, to device upgrades — while providing strong security, prioritized support, and data storage and backup. The complete solution begins with simple employee onboarding, allowing a small business to easily configure, deploy, and manage Apple products from anywhere. With the Collections feature, groups of apps can be delivered to employees or teams, and settings can be automatically pushed to devices, such as VPN configurations, Wi-Fi passwords, and more.
Back in December, David Sparks and I interviewed Apple’s Jeremy Butcher about the program. As someone who paid his bills by consulting for a long time, I think it’s a very interesting addition to the landscape.