Minneapolis’ JAMF Software Wins Big With The IBM & Apple Partnership


Minneapolis Mac deployment and management specialist JAMF Software saw a big win this week as part of the news that IBM and Apple are friending.

The company has netted its own “bi-directional partnership” with IBM providing the Casper Suite for rollout with all enterprise customers going Apple — from security and applications to networking and ongoing management.

“IBM will now be leading with our solution and we’re also going to be promoting IBM MobileFirst Managed Mobility Services with our customers,” CEO Dean Hager says of the arrangement.  The relationship is was months in the making and “one of many substaintial projects” Hager inherited upon his recent arrival.

He declined to comment if IBM had previously been a customer, or, if JAMF was involved with the deployment of what could reach 150k-200k units alone inside Big Blue under a program that began last July known as Mac@IBM. He did, however, summarize the significance of this new public development:

“We’re excited because IBM is now a channel for us and their customers will have a broader range of better services through Casper.  If we stay focused on the value delivered, not on the volume, we’ll all be happy with the long term results. IBM’s reach to market is broader than any service provider we have previously worked with.”


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