Infrastructure Services

Many IT leaders have participated in our secure mobility briefings at the Apple EBC in Cupertino. Having the experience leveraging certificate services, directory services, network services and the capabilities of the device itself to provide a secure yet flexible user experience has been the hallmark of our consulting engagements.

 

Let us take this experience and help you alleviate the any challenges associated with deploying Apple devices into your organization.


Automation, Scripting, & Packaging:

A large part of deploying and managing macOS devices is creating the profiles, scripts, and packages for initial configuration and then maintaining those as circumstances change.  RSKGroup can create your initial deployment configuration, work with your team to automate updates, and train them to maintain the process.

Beyond deployment, there are likely manual processes that need to be repeated to maintain the user environment and your IT infrastructure.  Leveraging languages like AppleScript, shell scripts, Python, and Swift, we can simplify your IT workflows.  Whether this is creating project folders with all the correct sub-directories and permissions, automating periodic tasks, or creating small GUIs for end user input, RSKGroup can create the automation and ensure your team can keep it working.  

Another key to a good management strategy is monitoring and notifications.  Our team can build a dashboard to monitor your systems and provide notifications of errors and warnings.  The simple interface provides full status at a glance with the ability to drill down into specific systems and errors from anywhere.


iOS & MacOS Management:

Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) is complicated in both it’s approach and its execution. Understanding the dichotomies of personal data integrity and corporate security is critical in managing and creating trust. Leveraging the core technologies of EMM are crucial in meeting the highest levels of data security without sacrificing user experience.

  • Device Management: Lifecycle management with configuration management, provisioning, remote wipe, and remote troubleshooting installed on the device to facilitate actions.
  • Application Management: Provisioning and de-provisioning applications and applying policy control functionality.
  • Identity Management: Ensuring only trusted devices and users access enterprise resources, leveraging contextual information for access determination, and providing authentication/authorization solutions such as Single Sign-On, Kerberos, and certificate authentication.
  • Content Management: Enabling authorized users to access content from their mobile devices. Whether through public or enterprise applications, this allows access to view and store content securely on the device or provide content from internal repositories, MCM allows file-level protection for Data Loss Prevention.

Deploying and supporting users with mobile devices requires not only a management solution but also increased network capacity, wireless enhancements, access to network-based resources as well as mobile-ready file sharing and access controls. A well planned approach to deployment and management will greatly enhance the experience shared by your colleagues.  Having deployed iPads for large restaurant chains, medical financing and marketing organizations as well as real estate firms and educational facilities, we have the experience to help you eliminate the risk associated with supporting mobility. We also have the knowledge to help you get the devices into the hands of your colleagues. Give us a call and see how we can help you streamline your mobile deployments and facilitate the management of your devices.


Media & Entertainment Implementation

Infrastructure required for the production of media content (video, audio, still images, etc.) is by its very nature unique to the work product and process. Servers, storage and workflows used by organizations to manage productivity documents (Text documents, spreadsheets, presentations, etc.) can be simple file servers with minimal bandwidth requirements. These users would typically not work on files stored on a server but would download and upload files, thereby decreasing the amount interaction users would have with a server.

Those users involved in the media creation typically require high-end workstations connected to server(s) via high-speed network connections and work on files or projects that are stored - and remain - on those servers. Many of these server infrastructures will have network connections in to 10Gb or higher range. While heavy video workflows (4K, 5K, 8K, etc.) would require fiber-attached SAN access.

In addition to the hardware and network requirements, media production typically also requires Directory Services for permissions control and custom tools (Production portals, ticketing systems, time tracking systems, etc.).

At RSKGroup we have a deep experience in the media and production space and manage the environments of some of the largest organizations in the US. Let us help you evaluate your environment and provide the most efficient solution to meet the requirements of your deliverables.