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Tech Data Simplifies Apple Platform for Resellers Through Partnership With JAMF Software

(June 05, 2012)

CLEARWATER, Fla., June 5, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) today announced an exclusive agreement with JAMF Software to make its Casper Suite available to Tech Data's channel of 60,000 resellers in North America. A unified and extensible framework for Mac OS X and iOS client management software, the Casper Suite simplifies the life of system administrators with a comprehensive platform to manage Mac OS X computers and iOS mobile devices.

"The Casper Suite will enable our resellers to help increase IT efficiencies, reduce ownership cost and minimize liability for their end-user customers," said Greg Parsonson, vice president of Client Systems Product Marketing at Tech Data. "As the adoption of Apple products in the enterprise continues to increase, JAMF Software provides a framework that enforces software licensing compliance, security standards, energy usage, and other organizational rules and requirements. The addition of the Casper Suite to our offering presents another unique opportunity for our resellers to drive results for their customers."

Working in collaboration with Mac administrators in various verticals throughout the world, JAMF Software has identified eight major tenets of Mac OS X client management (inventory, imaging, patch management, software distribution, remote control, settings and security management, license management, and usage management) and four major tenets of iOS mobile device management (inventory, configuration, security, management, and app distribution). The only client management solution developed exclusively for the Apple platform, the Casper Suite provides a framework that manages all twelve major tenets in a single console. 

"With the overwhelming demand for Mac and iOS management in the enterprise, we wanted to ensure that the best-of-breed Casper Suite is available to the broadest network of resellers possible," said Dennis Cashman, Channel Manager at JAMF Software. "Through our partnership with Tech Data, members of their partner network now have the opportunity to offer the Casper Suite to their customers immediately. As new innovations from Apple continue to drive the adoption of Apple technologies on a large-scale in both educational and commercial organizations, we anticipate that this will be welcome news."

To learn more about Casper Suite, contact one of Tech Data's dedicated Apple representatives at (800) 237-8931 or  

About Tech Data

Tech Data Corporation is one of the world's largest wholesale distributors of technology products, services and solutions. Its advanced logistics capabilities and value added services enable 125,000 resellers in more than 100 countries to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users. Tech Data generated $26.5 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2012, and is ranked 109th on the Fortune 500®. To learn more, visit

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About JAMF Software

JAMF Software, founded in 2002 and headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, is the creator of the Casper Suite, the only suite of client management software developed exclusively for the Apple platform. As such, it offers a native solution that provides great breadth and depth of functionality for IT managers including inventory, package building, image management, remote imaging, remote updates, iOS mobile device management and a powerful framework for automated support. For more information, visit

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