JAMF Software - A Growing Eau Claire Business
Posted: October 5, 2012
JAMF Software, originally founded in Eau Claire in 2002, has been dedicated to making software to manage Macs for a decade. JAMF now employs over 150 people and has locations in Eau Claire, Minneapolis, New York, Cupertino, and is continuing to grow.
During college, co-founder and Eau Claire native Zach Halmstad worked in the IT Department at UW-Eau Claire and oversaw the school's Macintosh computers. He found that the software for PCs was much more efficient and there were not any similar products designed specifically with Macs in mind. That motivated the creation of the tools that grew to be JAMF Software's flagship product, the Casper Suite.
When JAMF Software started, Microsoft was in its prime and Apple had not yet even developed iPads, iPhones, or had any Apple Retail Stores. However, once Apple products became more popular, the demand for JAMF's software increased and they were able to start expanding their business.
JAMF Software's core product, the Casper Suite, expanded to include iOS management in 2010. Today it is the leading management tool for Apple's products. JAMF Software has recently partnered with Aerohive and together they have streamlined the management and network solutions for Apple devices in schools and businesses. In fact, JAMF Software's clientele is almost equally divided between the education market and corporate businesses and continues to expand as new customers seek Apple products.
JAMF has over 65 full time employees that work in downtown Eau Claire. Over 50 UWEC graduates work at JAMF, some who have relocated to other areas of the country. JAMF also has an internship program with UWEC and other area universities. They currently employ 12 interns from the University, and have hired 14 full-time employees from the intern program in the past.