ITS introduces Jamf to remotely manage NAU-owned Macs

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In order to provide Northern Arizona University with the latest technology, Information Technology Services will launch a new computer management system.

Beginning Sept. 21, Jamf will be used to remotely manage NAU-owned Macs in conjunction with Microsoft’s System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), which manages NAU-owned Windows machines.

These tools will be used to collect information—hardware specifications, installed applications, operating systems, available updates, security information and login timestamps—that will provide ITS with insights into the status of NAU-owned computers in order to keep campus computers up to date and running smoothly. These tools will not collect any personal information such as browser history, emails or saved documents.

Benefits of Jamf and SCCM:

  • Software can be deployed and updated remotely.
  • ITS can better manage security settings to keep devices secure.
  • Hardware inventory can be collected on NAU-owned computers.
  • All users can download new software from the Self Service (Macs) and Software Center (Windows) applications.

Early adopters can download the application online.