Haberdasher Aske ́s Federation: A Venerable Foundation Relies on Parallels Mac Management

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“Thanks to Parallels Mac Management, the IT teams can always monitor our entire Mac hardware and software inventory, as well as the current user logins. We can attach existing and new Mac devices to the network using a fully automated procedure.” Ian North, System Administrator at Haberdashers’ Aske’s Federation


In this blog post, we will explain how Haberdashers’ Aske’s Federation from London uses Parallels Mac Management for Microsoft SCCM and  what benefits they experience of having a single, powerful administration interface for both Windows and Mac computers.

The Haberdashers’ Aske’s Federation is a multi-academy trust with eight schools in southeast London. Around 600 employees work to inspire and support the 5,000 students so they can develop their full potential. System administrator Ian North is one of these staff members. Along with his colleagues from IT departments in each of the schools, Ian is responsible for the smooth operation and security of the Federation’s digital infrastructure. This includes the 2,500 Windows and Mac® computers used every day by students and staff members.

Challenge

London-based Haberdashers’ Aske’s Federation needed a solution to optimize the management of all desktop computers in order to enable asset management, software distribution, remote maintenance, license monitoring, and reporting—and they wanted to do it the same way for both Windows and Mac computers, from one centralized point of control.

Solution Summary

Thanks to Parallels Mac Management, the Federation’s IT teams can now monitor the entire Mac hardware and software inventory. They can attach existing and new Mac devices to the network and install software, updates, and scripts automatically, as well as provide selected applications in a self-service portal for users. They are now able to ensure observance of the company´s compliance requirements by simply rolling out macOS configuration profiles.

Key Results

  • Management of all Windows and Mac computers from one centralized point of control.
  • Highly efficient operating system deployment, software enrollment, and device registration.
  • Unified hardware and software asset management, software metering, and macOS patch management.
  • Background operation increases user productivity.

Check out the full story how Haberdashers’ Aske’s Federation uses Parallels Mac Management with Microsoft SCCM by clicking here.

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As a communications manager for Parallels in Munich, Beatrice spends a lot of time in the social networks and is always up to date with what happens in the technology world. After having lived in Spain for four years, she misses the good weather but enjoys the beautiful Alps.