From product development to hiring and new office openings in 2011, Minneapolis’ JAMF Software is making moves.
The Mac enterprise client management specialists JAMF Software recently released Casper Suite 8.0. Noteworthy enhancements to the company’s flagship OS X life-cycle application include mobile device management (MDM) and app distribution specifically for iOS devices.
“The product is known for increasing the efficiency of IT staff by reducing the cost of ownership and minimizing liability through the entire Mac life-cycle, ” says JAMF Communications Analyst Bill Boulger, “…and the conversations are increasingly turning down the road of mobile,” he adds pointing to a widespread adoption of the iPad iOS within the enterprise environment.
Prior to Apple’s release of iOS 4.2 with MDM APIs to enable third parties like JAMF to deliver thorough solutions, a lot of these devices were literally sneaking in through the back door. Just in time, Casper Suite 8.0 was out within five days of the upgrade — a standard procedure according to Boulger.
JAMF Software draws customers from a diverse spectrum of global businesses, educational organizations and government entities; Fallon Worldwide, Merrill Corporation and The Ohio State University are current examples (amongst others) disclosed on JAMF’s website.
Headquartered in Minneapolis with a development office in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, the company plans on opening four regional offices in early 2011 to centralize efforts. San Francisco, New York, DC and Dallas are all on the docket. Started in 2002 and managed by partners Chip Pearson & Zach Halmstad, JAMF currently maintains over 50 employees and foresees an increase of up to 25% in staffing across the US throughout next year.
With the jump from consumers hands to workers desks, the competitive landscape is heating up to meet market demands. Mobile Iron and Airwatch are newer players in the space alongside the more traditionals like Absolute Manage and Symantec .
On that note, “There will be more news from JAMF,” Boulger teases…