If you have questions about group deployments of iPads using Apple Configurator, you may find the following document useful:
There are three ownership models:
* Layered. combines personal & institution.
Watch this apple video on layered ownership. It education based, but that's OK.
"Apple Configurator makes it easy for anyone to mass configure and deploy iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch in a school, business, or institution." Limited to Macs
MDM -- moble device management
Airwatch, Meraki, MobileIron, Profile Manager on OS X Server, or Zenprise
For a comparison see this page:
Meraki -- A free MDM [ expect lots of email and phone calls about upgrades ]
Good howto by Sergio Sosa.
Profile Manager by Apple