Posted: May 8, 2015
I was talking to a friend the other day who is generally not a very optimistic person. He was asking me what I thought of JAMF Software, the Minneapolis-based company that recently built a beautiful four-story building near Phoenix Park in downtown Eau Claire. My friend's biggest concern was whether JAMF would be around long enough to fill the parking spaces in the new downtown parking ramp and whether this type of tech company has the ability to continue to rely on Apple as its main customer.
I could not answer many of his questions, however I came across an article published on TwinCities.com on April 24, 2015, that can be a helpful guide to learning more about JAMF Software. In the article titled, "Minneapolis tech company makes Android-Apple breakthrough", I learned that JAMF Software is likely going to be around for quite a while as it continues to develop new products for the tech industry.
Apparently, JAMF Software has developed a product called Relo, which is a free software system that allows users to automate transfers of data from Android phones to the iPhone equivalents.
I don't know much about technology and I am certainly not an expert user of my iPhone. But I can tell when a company has a product that is certain to be a hit. JAMF says that the software can be used by smartphone stores, companies that equip employees with various kinds of phones and average consumers.
Relo consists of two apps: One that can be installed on the Android phone and one for the iPhone. The data that can be transferred includes contacts, photos and videos. The data being transferred is not uploaded to the Internet, but is transmitted over a Wi-Fi network.
I tried to explain to my friend about this new development. He is still rather hesitant to be more positive about JAMF than I, but that is because he doesn't know anything about technology either. I told him that sometimes it's best for us to support a company that does things we don't understand. I reminded him that nobody knew anything about supercomputers until Seymour Cray developed the technology.
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