Apple device management company Jamf (opens in new tab) announced its acquisition of ZuluDesk (opens in new tab), a provider of Apple education technology solutions for teachers and parents. Jamf now helps 14,000 schools worldwide manage over nine million Apple devices.
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 plans to leverage ZuluDesk technology in the future to launch teacher and parent apps for Jamf Pro, its flagship product used by more than 8,000 schools. ZuluDesk Teacher, a companion app to Apple’s Classroom, allows instructors to prepare lesson plans and message students directly. ZuluDesk Parent helps parents guide students on their devices at home.
All 6,000 schools that currently use ZuluDesk will be eligible for the Apple IT community Jamf Nation (opens in new tab) and will be able to access Jamf’s services and support.