Jigsaw - First System Integrator to Join Enterprise Desktop Alliance

January 11, 2011 in Technology (E)

[prMac.com] Sunnyvale, California - The Enterprise Desktop Alliance today announced that Jigsaw Systems is the first European system integrator to join the Enterprise Desktop Alliance (EDA). Jigsaw is one of the UK's leading providers of IT solutions and support services to the creative industries and is the largest UK dealer for Apple. The Enterprise Desktop Alliance represents member companies committed to making it easy to deploy, integrate and manage Macs in a Windows environment.

"We are pleased to welcome the professionalism and commitment to service exemplified by Jigsaw Systems to the Enterprise Desktop Alliance," said T. Reid Lewis, president of the Enterprise Desktop Alliance and president of Group Logic. "Jigsaw has a reputation for technical expertise that will help customers integrate their Macs into a Windows environment."

"Jigsaw is committed to help organizations solve their cross-platform deployment and Mac management challenges," said Andrew Cain, business development manager at Jigsaw. "The solutions from the member companies and the commitment of the EDA will make it easier for IT to manage Macs using their established Windows expertise and infrastructure."

About Jigsaw Systems:
Privately owned Jigsaw was founded in 1992, and by dint of nearly 20 years providing unequalled customer service the company has grown to an annual sales turnover of over 40 million, net assets of more than 5.5 million and 120 employees. Jigsaw have a service-based strategy with product specialists, project managers and technical consultants working together to design and implement creative workflow solutions. These include cross-platform integration, high speed/capacity storage and networking, archiving systems, proxy video servers, render farms, conferencing systems and much more to serve creative organizations and departments in all sizes of business. Providing service to the UK and Eire, Jigsaw is headquartered in Nottingham, UK.

Enterprise Desktop Alliance (EDA) solutions are specifically designed to maintain the Mac experience for users even as they interface with the Windows infrastructure. At the same time, by extending the standard Windows-based management environment, EDA solutions enable the Mac to be viewed and to act as a peer to Windows in an enterprise. Using the solutions from EDA companies, IT administrators can deliver the same standards of service, maintain uniform client configuration, enforce the same security controls, make the same file services and print queues available, and enforce the same compliance policies for both Mac and Windows systems. Member companies include Absolute Software, Centrify, Group Logic, IBM, and Web Help Desk.


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