Locally founded software company Jamf announced its acquisition on Wednesday of NoMAD, a set of software products used to simplify administration of Mac computers.
The deal is intended to improve Jamf’s software, which is used by businesses, educational institutions and government organizations to manage their Apple-brand devices.
The open-source — available to all — and commercial versions of NoMAD will both continue, but Jamf will handle support and further development of them. The open-source version will retain the NoMAD name, but commercial versions will be folded into Jamf’s software and rebranded as Jamf Connect.
Two employees from NoMAD will now be working full-time for Jamf to continue software development.
NoMAD was created by former Apple employee Joel Rennich and is owned by Austin, Texas-based software company Orchard & Grove.
Jamf is headquartered in Minneapolis but has many of its employees in downtown Eau Claire. Jamf’s software is used by 17,000 customers around the globe to manage more than 10 million Apple devices, according to the news release.