Cassidy Poon
Cassidy Poon, Head of Digital & Social Media at LogicalTech Group

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How do you prevent mass iOS 7 upgrades within your organisation's network to avoid huge network congestion?

With the highly-anticpated iOS 7 release day finally upon us, excitement for Apple’s new software quickly turned to disenchantment and public outcry as students were unable to download it. How did you overcome this with your network?

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Wendy Huang

Wendy Huang , Full Time Blogger and YouTuber at A Custom Blog in 4 Minutes

I haven't even tried :)!! I'm a creature of habit and haven't yet felt the need to upgrade. I've used iOS 7 previously and it's beautiful except I'm still a little confused by it and not high priority. 

Maybe you can try downloading at wee hours of the night where not many people are awake - say 3am? or maybe at a time Uni students will be sleeping haha say 6am :)

Andrew Egan

Andrew Egan , Director & IT Specialist at Adept IT

I realise this is an old question, but what the hell :) Firstly - look at your BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policy. Do you have one? Do you allow staff to brin... read more
I realise this is an old question, but what the hell :) Firstly - look at your BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policy. Do you have one? Do you allow staff to bring their own devices? If they do, is supporting them your responsibility? Next, look at your general IT security policy. Do you allow anyone and everyone to have access to the wireless security code? If you do, do you change it every time someone leaves? (Otherwise, they could sit in the street and steal your data..) Those points look like they aren't quite related, but they are.. Firstly - unless you actually NEED wireless access for your corporate network, just don't use it. Secondly - if you DO need it, then restrict the devices that can access it. one of my clients has a network of about 100 people. There's no way we can have all of them having their iphones on the wireless network, for several reasons. The solution at that network is to actively restrict devices we don't know or recognise from the wireless network. This particular organisation provides IT equipment for their staff. They don't provide mobile phones, because it';s not essential for their job. Ergo, the staff should have no reason to connect their personal devices to the wireless network. Not only does it create security risks, but it also means the staff member(s) are then effectively taking company resources for their own purposes.
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