Nestlé SA

Nestlé SA

Florian Jacquier

Digital Marketing Manager

We were facing the challenge of how to manage 100’s of iPads deployed across Switzerland. It was not only the issue of keeping control, but also how to update them on a regular basis for content consistency. With a custom app development and Apple Lion Server available with inbuilt capability of handling iOS and Mac’s it was the best way to go. igeeks proved themselves capable of providing us with knowledge to achieve this.

iPad Device ManagementConcept

Nestlé S.A. is the world's largest nutrition, health and wellness company. Founded and headquartered in Vevey, Switzerland. In 2011, Nestlé was listed No. 1 in the Fortune Global 500 as the world's most profitable corporation. With a market capitalization of $ 200 billion, Nestlé ranked No. 13 in the FT Global 2011. The company has 449 factories, operates in 86 countries around the world, and employs more than 328,000 people
Nestlé has some 8,000 brands, with a wide range of products across a number of markets, including coffee, bottled water, milkshakes and other beverages, breakfast cereals, infant foods, performance and healthcare nutrition, seasonings, soups and sauces, frozen and refrigerated foods, and pet food.

Initial Position

We were facing the challenge of how to keep the content consistent on all the iPads deployed in various geographical locations. Since the iPads are deployed at vendor site’s we were facing the challenge of battery power during the weekend as vendors were turning off their power during this period. We also wanted to know the status of iPads if the content on all of them was updated. Also deploying the iPads at large scale with same configuration was a challenge.

Solution

igeeks provided us with know-how to successfully deploy MDM (Mobile Device Management) with Apple Lion Server. With MDM we can centrally monitor and manage all the iOS devices in our enterprise. igeeks also made it possible with KioskPro group to overcome the challenge of power being turned off over the weekends.

Advantages and uses

MDM gives us the capability to manage all the devices keeping them in line with our company IT policy. It helps us determine which devices are updated and which one’s need attention. Since the deployment is at remote sites, we can have full inventory and control of all of our devices.

Products, Solutions and Services

Apple Lion Server
Apple Configurator
KioskPro App


About Nestlé SA

Industry
Food and Beverage

Country
global

Enterprise size
Number of employees: >328'000
Number of locations Switzerland (operative): >17
Number of iPads: >100