PDQ expands into iOS and macOS device management with SimpleMDM acquisition

Windows-centric device management firm PDQ is shifting into the realm of Apple hardware, by acquiring the macOS and iOS device management company SimpleMDM.

The acquisition, announced on October 6, has IT asset management software producer PDQ buying SimpleMDM, an Apple-based counterpart, for an undisclosed sum. The deal effectively expands PDQ’s enterprise reach into macOS and iOS, increasing the options available to customers of its system administration tools.While PDQ offers Windows software deployment and inventory reporting to more than 19,000 organizations, SimpleMDM provides a cloud interface for managing Apple devices and applications. At the same time as increasing its reach from Windows to the Apple ecosystem, the acquisition also adds more than 3,000 customers to PDQ’s books.

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