Introducing Bushel: Powerful Apple Device Management for the Rest of Us

Bushel lets businesses of all sizes embrace Apple technology with easy-to-manage device enrollment, inventory and security features

MINNEAPOLIS – January 14, 2015 – Bushel, the Apple device management solution for everyone, powered by JAMF Software, today announced general availability, bringing easy and secure Apple device management to the masses. Bushel is a cloud-based solution designed from the ground up to make it easy for regular people to setup, manage and protect their Apple devices anytime from anywhere.

As adoption of Apple technology continues to grow, so does the need for powerful tools to manage them in businesses environments of all sizes. Bushel brings enterprise Apple management features to workgroups and small and medium sized businesses without the need of an IT guru. Bushel makes complex tasks including Apple device setup, security and management, simple and quick – enabling users to focus on their business, rather than get caught up with managing technology.

Bushel offers simple, useful features to help manage Apple devices: 

Easy Device Enrollment and Inventory
Bushel features easy, hands-free device configuration through the Apple Device Enrollment Program (DEP), as well as comprehensive device inventory features. With automated device enrollment, users can get up and running quickly, while businesses can ensure ongoing management and inventory insight into their Apple devices.

Painless Application Distribution
Bushel lets businesses automatically install applications to all devices at once, saving valuable time and manpower. Enrollment in Apple’s Volume Purchasing Program (VPP) means that management can also keep their application investments in-house with the option of revoking applications from devices that are no longer in use.

Powerful Security
With Bushel, if a device is lost or stolen, it can be locked remotely or wiped completely. Users can also require devices to have passcodes and specify the time before a device automatically locks. Additionally, Bushel allows for easy disk encryption and control options to ensure that all valuable business data is kept safe.

Powered by JAMF Software, Bushel is currently in use by more than 500 organizations. For more than 12 years, thousands of organizations worldwide have relied on technology from JAMF Software to manage Mac, iPad and iPhone within their schools and businesses, as well as keep up with new Apple operating system updates hassle-free. Bushel represents the next step in JAMF Software’s commitment to making Apple device management accessible to all.

To learn more about Bushel, visit: http://bushel.com

Pricing and Availability

Bushel is free to use for up to three devices, forever. Paid accounts begin at two dollars a month for four devices, and two dollars per device per month for each additional device. Bushel features a pay as you go pricing model, with no long-term contracts. For more information, please visit: http://bushel.com/pricing

Comment on the News
“Bushel marks a remarkable step in Apple device management. For the first time, workgroups and smaller businesses have a solution that is specifically designed for them,” said Charles Edge, Product Manager of Bushel. “Bushel enables anyone, including non-technical staff, to manage Mac, iPad and iPhone without the headache. Users can take advantage of all the best in Apple technology, including enterprise-grade security features simply and at low cost. We look forward to this new era in Mobile Device Management as we continue to fulfill our mission of making people’s lives easier.”

“Constrained by limited budgets and insufficient support resources, many smaller organizations have traditionally considered mobile management solutions to be out of their reach even though business requirements for mobile security and performance are as essential to their operational success as they are for their larger competitors,” noted Steve Brasen, Managing Research Director for analyst firm, Enterprise Management Associates. “With the availability of Bushel, JAMF Software is making key mobile management capabilities accessible to organizations of all sizes at a cost-effective price and without the need for them to invest in additional infrastructure and support personnel.”

"We needed a simple, yet robust MDM solution to manage more than 60 iPads. When we came across Bushel, it fit our needs perfectly and didn’t even require an IT expert to set up and maintain," said Aaron Hormann, head of marketing at Herregan Distributors.  "We no longer need to setup each iPad individually. It has been a seamless transition, and when questions do arise, the Bushel support team has been timely and knowledgeable."

Helpful Links

About Bushel
Bushel makes it easy for anyone and everyone to manage their Apple devices in the workplace. Powered by JAMF Software, Bushel simplifies complex tasks so that users can focus on meeting their bottom line – rather than get caught up in managing technology.

Find out why hundreds of organizations are relying on Bushel to manage and protect their Apple devices anytime, anywhere, at www.bushel.com

About JAMF Software
Since 2002, JAMF Software—and our Casper Suite solution—has made it easy for businesses, schools and other enterprises to unleash the power of Apple devices in their organizations.

Find out why more than 4,500 businesses and schools rely on JAMF Software to manage 3,900,000+ devices across the globe at https://www.jamfsoftware.com/.