Bushel (http://bushel.com), a device management solution powered by JAMF Software, has announced general availability. It’s a cloud-based solution designed to make it easy for “regular people” to set up, manage and protect their Apple devices anytime from anywhere.
Bushel brings enterprise Apple management features to workgroups and small and medium sized businesses without the need of an IT guru. It’s designed to make complex tasks including Apple device setup, security and management, simple and quick. Bushel features hands-free device configuration through the Apple Device Enrollment Program (DEP), as well as comprehensive device inventory features.
With automated device enrollment, users can get up and running quickly, while businesses can ensure ongoing management and inventory insight into their Apple devices. Bushel lets businesses automatically install applications to all devices at once, saving time and manpower. Enrollment in Apple’s Volume Purchasing Program (VPP) means that management can also keep their application investments in-house with the option of revoking applications from devices that are no longer in use.
With Bushel, if a device is lost or stolen, it can be locked remotely or wiped completely. Users can also require devices to have passcodes and specify the time before a device automatically locks. Additionally, Bushel allows for easy disk encryption and control options to ensure that all valuable business data is kept safe.
Bushel is free to use for up to three devices, forever. Paid accounts begin at two dollars a month for four devices, and two dollars per device per month for each additional device. Bushel features a pay as you go pricing model, with no long-term contracts.