I have a dilemma. I work for a decentralized organization with independent business units. We’re now starting to centralize the support of IT. I have a few companies who bought their own iPads from like Best Buy, amazon and the Apple Store. I had read that you cannot enter consumer purchased iPads into the DEP program. I have 20 iPads I want to manage and maintain, but it also seems like an Apple ID is a MUST to do literally anything. I read somewhere that an Apple ID has a max limit of 10 devices. The other problem is when I add a new iPad it sends alerts to ALL the other iPads, which could interrupt or scare a user in a different location.
My question is, how best can I manage and maintain 20+ iPads? I’m currently using InTune, but features a limited without Apples DEP and still requires an AppleID to install any apps.