Forsythe - First Apple Authorized SI to Join Enterprise Desktop Alliance

March 1, 2011 in Technology (E)

[] Sunnyvale, California - The Enterprise Desktop Alliance today is pleased to announce that Forsythe is the first Apple Authorized System Integrator to join the Enterprise Desktop Alliance (EDA). Forsythe is one of the leading providers of IT solutions and support services to Fortune 1000 organizations. The Enterprise Desktop Alliance represents member companies committed to making it easy to deploy, integrate and manage Macs in a Windows environment.

"Forsythe experts have an impact on the strategy, design and implementation of IT from the desktop to line of business applications," said T. Reid Lewis, president of the Enterprise Desktop Alliance and president of Group Logic. "We look forward to collaborating with Forsythe to solve Mac integration challenges for customers."

"Our established expertise has been recognized by Apple and appreciated by our clients," said Mike Reed, Apple Solutions Practice Manager at Forsythe. "The solutions from the EDA member companies will make it easier for IT to manage Macs and integrate them into all environments."

About Forsythe:
Founded in 1971, Forsythe is an information technology infrastructure integrator. Forsythe helps complex organizations across all industries, including Fortune 1000 companies, optimize the cost and manage the risk of their IT while improving performance. Forsythe provides independent technology and business consulting services, technology leasing services, and value-added reseller services for all the leading technology product manufacturers. Headquartered in Skokie, Illinois, Forsythe employs over 900 people in 50 offices throughout the United States and Canada. Forsythe is privately held and 100-percent employee-owned. In 2009, Forsythe achieved its 39th consecutive year of profitability with revenues of $688 million. Forsythe McArthur Associates Inc., Forsythe Solutions Group Inc., Forsythe Federal Solutions Corp., Forsythe Technology Canada Inc. and Forsythe International Inc. are wholly-owned subsidiaries of Forsythe Technology Inc. For more information, visit them online.

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