Deploy Latest Version of Samsung Android Tablet to Employees of Mid-Size Company in Milwaukee

Objective This plan should be used to seamlessly and effectively roll out new tablets to the employees of a medium-sized Milwaukee company. Tablet devices can be used to streamline work flow and increase employee mobility. The Android system should allow for flexibility in choosing software. This plan includes a rough order of magnitude that estimates for timeline, monetary cost, and resources. Cooperation with the current IT staff should be considered a high priority. Timeline & List of Tasks There should be 12 weeks of initial planning before the roll out. This plan is for deployment only. Consideration should be given to post-roll out support. The devices and software will need technical support once implemented. Week 1 Hardware & software inventory Current IT staff should submit detailed list of current tablets & software Week 2-3 Research options & hardware requirement for new tablets Include current IT staff in the discussion Research & shop MDM services Request office printer compatibility information from IT staff (wireless print servers) Request wireless network & security report from IT staff Week 4-5 Submit cost estimate to stakeholders Research tech support requirements Shop vendor options Week 6-7 Obtain prototype tablet device & begin testing Task IT staff with the prototype tablet & request feedback Deploy prototype to an employee for regular simulation testing Week 8 Analyze tablet prototype feedback Finalize choice of tablet & software with IT staff Place order for new devices Week 9-10 Create plan with IT staff for organized software installation & migration on new tablets Receive & verify new devices – register & add to inventory Setup & test wireless network Week...

How to deal with water damages as part of laptops, ultrabook and mobile device repair.

Accidental water spillage on mobile devices can be one of the most demoralizing experiences. Hopefully, if this happens to you there are series of steps you can take to save your device. The following steps are intended to save mobile devices from water damage but not coffee, milk or juice. Sugary liquids often leave behind solid residue, which complicates the situation. If this is the case, you should still follow these steps to dry the mobile device as a part of its repair. The process is the same whether the mobile device is a laptop, tablet…. Step 1: Turn off your device immediately by holding the power button. Note: If you don’t turn off the device immediately more components will be affected and the damages will be more complicated to resolve since deeper part of the device will be affected.  Step 2: If the device is connected to an AC adapter, make sure the surrounding area is dry. Subsequently, disconnect the power cord from the outlet. Step 3: Pull out the battery Step 4: Tilt the device at an angle to discourage liquid from reaching deeper parts. (For most spills this may mean to flip the device upside down, but use your own judgment). Step 5: Dry the device with paper towels in all reachable wet areas. Step 6: Two methods can be used to dry mobile devices internal parts. Method 1: The method  1 consist of immersing the device in dry, uncooked rice in a sealed container or plastic bag. Method 2:  Place the device in a dry location. The moisture should leave the device naturally Note: For better result you can obviously use  both methods.   Step 7: Never...

How to configure WI-FI connectivity and setup email on IOS devices

A/ How to configure Wireless on IOS devices                a. Connect to Wi-Fi on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch Learning how to connect your device to a Wi-Fi network, including open, secure, and hidden networks is very important.                    b. How to connect to a Wi-Fi Network From your Home screen, go to Settings > Wi-Fi. Turn on Wi-Fi. Notice your device will automatically search for available Wi-Fi networks. Tap the name of the Wi-Fi network that you want to join.  After you join the network, you’ll see next to the network and  in the upper-left corner of your display as shown below c. How to connect to a secure Wi-Fi Network First of all you need to understand that Secure Wi-Fi networks are password-protected and have  by their names. Go to Settings > Wi-Fi, and make sure Wi-Fi is turned on. Tap the name of the secure Wi-Fi network you want to join. Enter the password for the secure Wi-Fi network, then tap Join. If you can’t tap Join, the password you’ve entered is incorrect. After you join the network, you’ll see next to the network and  in the upper-left side of your display. In case you don’t know the password to the Wi-Fi network contact your network administrator. See the exhibit below to see how the secure Wi-Fi looks like.   d. Connect to a hidden Wi-Fi network Hidden networks won’t appear in your list of available networks, so you’ll need to know the exact name of the network to join it. 1. Go to Settings > Wi-Fi, and...

iPad upgrade for medium sized company

Deploying iPads to a medium sized company in Milwaukee The newest available iPad is the iPad Pro. The pro includes a 9.7-inch and a 12.9-inch screen with a 2732×2048 resolution screen. These can be purchased at apples website. Most of the employee’s work can be done on an iPad and the need for laptops would be for a small number of people. Word processing can be done on the iPad with a keyboard for ease of use. Pictures can be taken on the iPad, as well as video. AirDrop has made it very easy and accessible for two devices to share data. 57 employees need an iPad. At a cost of $599 per iPad, the total comes out to $34,143. This is just for the 32GB base model of the iPad Pro. Other versions can be purchased for less cost. 32GB Wi-Fi iPad Pro = $599 * 57 Employees = $34,143 The applications that need to be installed on the iPads vary from word processing to storage in the cloud. Some examples are Office 365 Evernote Workflow GoToMeeting Airplay iAuditor Skitch Handoff Things 1Password PrintCentral Pro Some of these apps are not free and cost an initial fee and a monthly fee. Office 365- Business Premium Plan. $12.50/user/month. Annual contract. 1 license covers 5 devices. 12 licenses will cover all of the needed amount. It will be $150 a month for all users. Evernote- Free Workflow- 2.99 Per device = $170.43 for all GoToMeeting- Free Airplay- Included in iOS 10 iAuditor-Free Skitch-Free Handoff-Free Things-$19.99/Device= $1139.43 for all 1Password-$9.99/Device= $569.43 PrintCentral Pro-$7.99/Device= $455.43 for all   Another important aspect of...
Deploy the Latest Version of iPad to Employees of Medium-Sized Company in Milwaukee

Deploy the Latest Version of iPad to Employees of Medium-Sized Company in Milwaukee

Steps to Deploy Gather Requirements for Network (site survey of what needs to be done) 57 new Apple iPad Pro Devices Maintain Existing Computer Usage 5 Wireless Access Points (in X shape/formation) Choose a Topology Extended/Expanded Star Topology Chosen Allows for large scalability Connects all devices Point to Point Wired/Wireless Connections Design the Network New Network Components will be Added onto Existing Components 5 WAPs (Wireless Access Points) will be added to accommodate the new hardware (use this link to see the specs of the WAPs that I picked out) 5 PoE (Power over Ethernet) injectors to make sure the access points work (use this link to see the specs of the PoE Injectors that I picked out) Required Apps for the iPads: Office 365 Evernote Workflow iAuditor Skitch Handoff Things GoToMeeting AirPlay 1Password Miradoor PrintCentral Pro Create a Budget (rounding up for safety) Hardware: $40,000.00 Software: $30,000.00 for the first year Purchase Needed Hardware 57 iPad Pro Devices: $599 for one 32 GB 9.7″ ($34,143 for all 57) 5 Wireless Access Points: $56.99 each ($284.95 for all 5) 5 Power over Ethernet Injectors $19.99 each ($99.95 for all 5) Purchase Needed Software Office 365: e5 business plan for $35/user/month ($23,940/year for all 57) Evernote: free Workflow: $2.99/device ($170.43 for all 57) iAuditor: free Skitch: free Handoff: free Things $19.99/device ($1139.43 for all 57) GoToMeeting: free AirPlay: (included in iOS 10) free 1Password: $9.99/device ($569.43 for all 57) Miradoor: website claims it’s free PrintCentral Pro: $7.99/device ($455.43 for all 57) Implement Network and Devices add wireless access points and power over ethernet injectors to connect wireless access points place the devices on the new...

Jail Breaking iPhone. Is It Worth It?

iOS devices are notorious for being form factor.  Apple is very protective of their vision, which is why jail breaking even became a thing in the first place.  The customization options for the iPhone are minimal, and it makes the smartphone user absolutely nuts.  Jail breaking is a risky decision, but boy, is it rewarding.  Here are the steps to jailbreak your iPhone with iOS 8.1.4 or earlier. TaiG This is the program needed, and will do majority of the work for you.  Clicking on the link above, you will be taken to the website of TaiG, a group of programmers specifically designed to develop jail break software.  The first step is to click what download link suits your machine. [Windows or Mac] Upon installation, you will want to follow the guide provided here.  The interface provided throughout is very user friendly, and the install wizard makes the process a lot easier to do.  After installing, you will have to turn of the password on your device if you have one.  You will also have to turn off Find My iPhone if you have it installed.  Then simply press the jailbreak option. Your device will turn on and off several times throughout, and the setup wizard will notify you when it is completed. [Shown below] After the phone is completely jail broken, you can now access the built in app named Cydia. This is where you will make all modifications to your phone, whether it be aesthetic or software altering.  Be wary of any modifications to core software as it can make the phone unstable.  When the phone becomes unstable,...