Currently Being ModeratedJul 1, 2013 2:39 PM (in response to ipads4patrons)
If you want to push settings OTA to ios devices you'll need a MDM
To use find my iphone with your corp iTunes account you'll have to configure iCloud find my iphone to use the same iTunes account on all devices if you want to see them in find my iphone iCloud.
If you want users to use their own iTunes accounts you'll also need to think about how this could effect calendar and contacts etc . You can have multiple iCloud accounts and if you want to keep users out if iCloud settings
The first iCloud account configured will appear as default in settings iCloud
A secondary account can be added and used for find my iphone and will be more hidden that the default iCloud account
If find my iphone is added as the primary account there is a good chance users could disable it or change it to there personal iTunes account
MDM solution won't track the iOS device unless it has some other 3rd party solution
All your normally able to see is device id, user name, installed apps, battery charge, free space
iOS version, last check in time, any groups the device or user is in, setting you've pushed, out etc
MDM solutions are still limited by what apple will allow.
It's still basically a user opt in system
I would recommend talking to suppliers and telling them
What you wish to do and ask if can they do it
Depending on your organization you may also need to inform users that their device location my be tracked at any time
You my need to amend any written agreements to reflect this change
Currently Being ModeratedJul 2, 2013 5:38 PM (in response to iToaster)
These devices will be used in-house, so they won't be leaving the building, and they will be used by a number of different people over the course of a day. We don't need OTA capabilities as we don't need to push any apps out; we're using Configurator so any apps and settings left from the previous user will be wiped when it's returned.
We're mainly concerned with wanting to give people as much freedom as possible in using them, while wanting to be able to track the iPad should someone walk out with it. Meraki states that it's able to do this, but like you said, it's up to the user to opt-in. There just doesn't seem to be a way to lock down iPads.