At a time where IT needs to help staff members established and handle gadgets from another location, a service that simplifies those procedures could certainly come in handy. Apple acknowledged that, and obtained Fleetsmith today, a startup that helps companies do exactly that with Apple devices. While Apple didn’t publicize the acquisition, it has actually confirmed the handle TechCrunch, while Fleetsmith revealed the offer in a company article. Neither company was sharing the purchase rate.
The startup has actually built technology that takes advantage of the Apple’s Device Registration Program enabling IT departments to bring gadgets online as soon as the worker takes it out of package and powers it up.
At the time of its $ 30 million Series B funding last year, CEO Zack Blum discussed the company’s core value proposal: “From a consumer viewpoint, they can ship gadgets directly to their staff members. The staff member unwraps it, links to Wi-Fi and the gadget is enrolled immediately in Fleetsmith,” Blum discussed at that time.
With time, the company has actually layered on other beneficial pieces beyond automating gadget registration like upgrading gadgets immediately with OS and security updates, while letting IT see a control panel of the status of all devices under management, all in a pretty slick interface.
While Apple will in all likelihood continue to work with Jamf, the leader in the Apple device management area, this acquisition offers the company a remote management alternative at a time where it’s vital with many staff members working from home.
Fleetsmith, which has raised over $40 million from investors like Menlo Ventures, Tiger Global Management, Upfront Ventures and Harrison Metal will continue to sell the product through the business website, according to the article.
The founders put a delighted on the face on the offer, as creators tend to do. “We’re thrilled to join Apple. Our shared worths of putting the consumer at the center of whatever we do without sacrificing personal privacy and security, implies we can really satisfy our mission, delivering Fleetsmith to companies and institutions of all sizes, all over the world,” they wrote.
Article curated by RJ Shara from Source. RJ Shara is a Bay Area Radio Host (Radio Jockey) who talks about the startup ecosystem – entrepreneurs, investments, policies and more on her show The Silicon Dreams. The show streams on Radio Zindagi 1170AM on Mondays from 3.30 PM to 4 PM.