Jamf acquires ZuluDesk, an Apple education tech solution

Jamf, which specializes in Apple management, has acquired ZuluDesk, an Apple education technology solution. 

Headquartered in Emmen, Netherlands, ZuluDesk provides 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, according to Jamf CEO Dean Hager. 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 nine million Apple devices, including most of the largest districts in the U.S., he adds.

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The acquisition of ZuluDesk provides Jamf with a broader set of education technology solutions to serve schools of any size and level of complexity. Jamf’s flagship product, Jamf Pro, is already used by more than 8,000 schools and will continue to provide education and commercial organizations with powerful workflows for macOS, iOS, and tvOS in collaboration with the world’s largest Apple IT community, Jamf Nation, Hager says. 

ZuluDesk will also continue to focus on Apple management, benefiting schools with its setup speed, simplicity and best-practice teacher and parent workflows, he adds. In addition, Jamf’s unique, personalized support model for Jamf Pro customers will also be made available to ZuluDesk customers.

Hager says Jamf plans to leverage ZuluDesk technology to launch teacher and parent apps for Jamf Pro in the future. A companion app to Apple’s Classroom, ZuluDesk Teacher empowers instructors to prepare lesson plans and message students directly. ZuluDesk Parent helps parents guide and protect students on their devices at home.