WHAT IS MONDADA?

Ensuring your users’ software is up-to-date on your fleet of Macs can be a tedious, time-consuming process. Mondada takes the headache out of Mac software deployment, by proactively providing you with the most up-to-date versions of your software — tested and packaged in a consistent format ready for use with your software deployment tools of choice

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WHY MONDADA?

Relentless software and security updates

Many organisations use dozens — if not hundreds — of software titles across multiple departments. With an ever-increasing frequency of software releases due to both security improvements and functional enhancements, postponing upgrades is no longer and option. This can add up to hundreds of hours per month dedicated entirely to packaging and testing software updates.

Lack of standards between software vendors and titles

Not all packages are created equal. With the wide variety of — and inconsistency between — software installers used by vendors, software packaging can become a never ending process. These can vary from software titles distributed using Apple’s preferred packaging mechanisms, to those developed using proprietary and non-standard techniques, to those with no packaging mechanism whatsoever.

Mondada delivers consistent packages in line with Apple’s best practices regardless of the originally installation mechanism provided by the software vendor. Consistency results in reduced overheads in training and support. And, by being deployment tool-agnostic, Mondada’s packages can be installed not only by any software deployment tool, but also manually as well.

Lack of standards between software vendors and titles

Not all packages are created equal. With the wide variety of — and inconsistency between — software installers used by vendors, software packaging can become a never ending process. These can vary from software titles distributed using Apple’s preferred packaging mechanisms, to those developed using proprietary and non-standard techniques, to those with no packaging mechanism whatsoever.

Mondada delivers consistent packages in line with Apple’s best practices regardless of the originally installation mechanism provided by the software vendor. Consistency results in reduced overheads in training and support. And, by being deployment tool-agnostic, Mondada’s packages can be installed not only by any software deployment tool, but also manually as well.

Inconsistent outsourcing results in inconsistent results

Many organisations already opt to outsource some or all of their packaging needs. Given the unpredictable nature of the number of software updates that will be released in a given year for any particular software title, budgetary limitations may mean that many software titles go un-patched for many months at a time, as these are traditionally charged on a per-package basis. Whilst in-house packaging may seem viable at the outset, the inconsistent nature and constant release of software updates often makes this prohibitive.

Mondada does away with per-package pricing. We provide a consistent and reliable weekly packaging service for a single annual fee, based on the number of Macs in your environment. There is no limit to the number of application packages you can request, and software updates are included.

Creative Cloud CASE STUDY

Assume you had installed the current Adobe Creative Cloud products in June 2016, and ensured that all of the application updates and patches had been downloaded, packaged, tested, and deployed. Over the following 12 months, you would have created 27 application packages, along with 81 update packages.

Assuming that each package takes at least 3 hours to download, create, and test, the result is 324 hours of time — or approximately 8 weeks — invested in maintaining just one software group over the course of a year.

Microsoft Office 2016 CASE STUDY

Between June 2016 and June 2017, 21 updates for Microsoft Office 2016 were released. However, this does not include the additional 11 updates released for the Microsoft AutoUpdate engine, the 8 updates released for Skype for Business, nor the 5 updates released for OneDrive.

The result is 135 hours of time — or approximately 3 weeks — invested in maintaining just one software group over the course of a year.