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Jamf Doubles Down in Education, Acquiring ZuluDesk, a Leading Apple Education Technology Solution



Providing Solutions for Any School at Any Scale, Company Makes Apple Devices and the Greatest Ecosystem of Education Content Accessible in Any Classroom

MINNEAPOLIS – Feb. 5, 2019Jamf, the standard for Apple management, today announced its acquisition of ZuluDesk, a leading Apple education technology solution for today’s modern classroom. Headquartered in Emmen, Netherlands, ZuluDeskprovides more than 6,000 schools with its purpose-built solutions, while also empowering teachers and parents with apps to help students make the most of the world’s greatest ecosystem of education content. After completing its most successful year ever in education, together with ZuluDesk, Jamf is doubling down on its commitment to education to become the undisputed Apple education technology leader, serving 14,000 schools and managing over 9 million Apple devices, including most of the largest districts in the United States. 

The acquisition of ZuluDeskprovides Jamf with a broader set of education technology solutions to serve schools of any size and complexity. Jamf’s flagship product, Jamf Pro, is already used by more than 8,000 schools and will continue to provide education and commercial organisations with powerful workflows for macOS, iOS and tvOS in collaboration with the world’s largest Apple IT community, Jamf Nation. ZuluDeskwill also continue to focus on Apple management, benefiting schools with its setup speed, simplicity and best-practice teacher and parent workflows. In addition, Jamf’s unique, personalised support model for Jamf Pro customers will also be made available to ZuluDeskcustomers. 

“Like ZuluDesk, Jamf has always been passionate about education and is committed to investing in and developing solutions that help Jamf fulfill its purpose of empowering students with Apple technology that puts their needs first,” said Dean Hager, CEO, Jamf. “We believe that ZuluDesk’ssuccess in creating an education technology solution that leverages iPads, Apple TVs and applications designed for teachers and parents give Jamf an expanded set of capabilities to help students learn with Apple.”

Jamf's first commitment is to all of its schools and delivering value for the time and resource investments the schools have made. The entire ZuluDeskteam will join Jamf, and Jamf will be increasing its investment to develop, enhance and support the ZuluDeskManagement System, Client, and teacher and parent apps. Further, ZuluDeskcustomers will benefit from an expanded set of skilled global resources to provide world-class services and support. ZuluDeskcustomers will also be welcomed into Jamf Nation.

Jamf’s education customers who use Jamf Pro will also see significant additional investment in their solution and benefit from the ZuluDeskacquisition. Jamf plans to leverage ZuluDesktechnology to launch teacher and parent apps for Jamf Pro in the future. A companion app to Apple’s Classroom, ZuluDeskTeacher empowers instructors to prepare lesson plans and message students directly. ZuluDeskParent helps parents guide and protect students on their devices at home. 

“We could not be more excited to bring our customers into the Jamf community,” said John Pals, CEO, ZuluDesk. “Jamf's undisputed leadership in providing education technology for schools coupled with its amazing support and growing Jamf Nation communityequip ZuluDesk customers with an expansive set of knowledge and resources. Together, we can help more schools thrive with the best tools for learning.”

About Jamf

Jamf is committed to enabling IT to empower end users and bring the legendary Apple experience to businesses, education and government organisations via its Jamf Pro and Jamf Now products, and the 75,000+ member Jamf Nation.Today, 20,000 global customers rely on Jamf to manage more than 12 million Apple devices. To learn more, visit: https://www.jamf.com.