Public Sector -Your Guide to iPad

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From meeting rooms to the GP surgery, iPad is helping transform the way we work. It's now possible to make presentations, get up-to-the-minute information on emergencies and access patient records on a single device that can be taken anywhere.

 

iPad Air

Up to 128GB of storage, the newest A7 chip, a 9.7” Retina display and a thinner bezel than the previous generation.

iPad with Retina display

A stunning Retina display, up to 128 GB storage and an A6X chip make this make this a great all-rounder.

iPad mini with Retina display

A 7.9” model with a stunning Retina display, up to 128GB storage and the A7 chip. The same number of pixels as the iPad Air but on a smaller display.

iPad mini
Not concerned about the high res imagery? This is like the Retina option but with a 1024x768 res display and the A5 chip.

More tech specs
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Capacity 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB 16GB
Size

Height: 9.4” (240 mm)
Width: 6.6” (169.5 mm)

Depth: 0.29” (7.5 mm)

Height: 9.5”
(241.2 mm)
Width: 7.3” (185.7 mm)

Depth: 0.37” (9.4 mm)

Height: 7.87” (200 mm)
Width: 5.3” (134.7 mm)

Depth: 0.29” (7.5 mm)

Height: 7.87” (200 mm)
Width: 5.3” (134.7 mm)

Depth: 0.28” (7.2 mm)
Weight

WiFi option: 1 pound (469g)

WiFi and Cellular option: 1.05 pounds (478g)

WiFi option: 1.43 pounds (652g)

WiFi and Cellular option: 1.45 pounds (662g)

WiFi option: 0.73 pounds (331g)

WiFi and Cellular option: 0.75 pounds (341g)

WiFi option: 0.68 pounds (308g)

WiFi and Cellular option: 0.69 pounds (312g)
Display 9.7” Retina display (2048 x 1536 pixels) 9.7” display (2048 x 1536 pixels) 7.9” Retina display (2048 x 1536 pixels) 7.9” display (1024 x 768 pixels)
Processor A7 chip (fastest) Dual-core A6X chip (faster) A7 chip (fastest) Dual-core A5 chip (fast)
Camera

FaceTime HD camera (front)
1.2MP photos, 720p HD video

iSight camera (back)
5MP photos

1080p HD video

FaceTime HD camera (front)
1.2MP photos,
720p HD video

iSight camera (back)
5MP photos
1080p HD video

FaceTime HD camera (front)
1.2MP photos, 720p HD video

iSight camera (back)
5MP photos

1080p HD video

FaceTime HD camera (front)
1.2MP photos, 720p HD video

iSight camera (back)
5MP photos

1080p HD video

Why iPad is right for the public sector Arrow

iPad is fully secure

Having met CESG requirements for Impact Level 3 information, iPad has four levels of security:

Device, which includes passcode, timeout periods and device restrictions.

Network, including secure WiFi and cellular access, and integration with VPNs.

Data, with built-in hardware encryption using AES 256-bit encoding for preventing data being accessed when the device is locked.

Platform, including app sandboxing for preventing them accessing data within other applications.

iPad improves efficiency

iPad gives staff everything they need in a single place. They can share information via email, access files and records, create and edit documents, access Windows via virtualisation, schedule meetings (and hold them via video), organise their day and much more. In iOS 7 (the latest mobile operating system for iPad) you can even be notified about your entire day, including estimated travel times and the weather at the destination.

iPad minimises hardware and support costs

While a deployment of iPad is going to be more expensive than replacing computers on an ad hoc basis when they break, the ROI of having mobile devices will more than make up for that. From minimal support costs because of a self-service philosophy, to a massive reduction in paper and time spent transferring information to a computer, iPad has a great total cost of ownership.

Focus on: iPad and iOS security Arrow

iPad was the first tablet to introduce 256-bit encryption, and includes four levels of security. Protection at device, network, data and platform level mean that iOS is now one of the securest platforms available. Testament to its security, iPad and iPhone have been given clearance for Impact level 3 work by CESG, meaning they can be used for restricted work.


Hardware protection - Apple make both the hardware and the software. On a hardware level, app sandboxing, ASLR and the 256-bit encryption engine help protect against malware and viruses, whereas tools within iOS further secure data and personal information.


Operating system security - Apps requesting information or data from Calendar, Contacts, Reminders and Photos will ask for your permission in order for them to proceed. Passcode support prevents unauthorised access to the device, and it can be set up so that too many failed attempts results in data on the device being deleted.


Mobile device management - iOS is also compatible with mobile device management solutions. While Apple's own tools allow you to deploy profiles or locate and wipe lost devices, with MDM, you can ensure that all devices have encryption turned on, can monitor usage and restrict access to different apps. It's also possible to partially wipe only information rather than the entire contents.


Your iPad security checklist

  • Secure Boot Chain.
  • App sandboxing.
  • DFU mode.
  • Address Space Layout Randomisation.
  • File and Keychain data protection.
  • Encrypted iTunes backup.
  • Support for encrypted email and S/MIME.
  • Configuration enforcement.
  • Remote wipe.

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