The new investment of the Cupertino people is destined to the purchase of Fleetsmith, a startup that allows to manage devices remotely.
This company, which now has the Apple seal, has a cloud service that simplifies the team management process. These are the devices compatible with the tool and what we know about the purchase.
Fleetsmith, an Apple purchase without much publicity
Despite the fact that Apple did not do any advertising and did not comment on it at the WWDC inaugural event (here are all the details), Fleetsmiths herself made the announcement of the sale on his official blog.
Although the price of the acquisition is not disclosed in the statement, they have let us know that its technology will be used on Mac, iPhone and iPad devices.
This service take advantage of the Apple Device Enrollment Program, which provides the ability for IT departments to put equipment online once it is taken out of the box and turned on. As the CEO of the company, Zack Blum, commented: From a customer perspective, they can send devices directly to their employees. The employee unwraps it, connects to Wi-Fi, and the device automatically enrolls in Fleetsmith.
Thanks to its improvements in the platform, now it will also be possible to update devices automatically with the operating system, perform security updates at the same time that IT (Information Technology) managers have a dashboard of the status of all devices that are under management.
On the other hand, that Apple has purchased this remote administration option does not mean that you leave behind Jamf, the leading software for configuring and automating IT administration tasks for macOS, iOS and tvOS devices. However, at this time when so many workers are working from home, Fleetsmith will be more key to the company.