Wednesday was a big day for business management software company Apple Jamf – its IPO, first appearing on the NASDAQ stock exchange. Despite this, CTO Jason Wudi seemed somewhat calm as he sat down to talk to The Mac Observer. Perhaps that’s because he’s convinced of the “familiarity” some users will experience with the arrival of macOS Big Sur, given its similarities to iOS. Or maybe it’s because he sees his business playing a key role now that working from home seems here to stay. Most likely, that’s because he’s been through a lot of change and growth in his 14 years at Jamf, and the IPO is just the next step.
Jamf goes public
Jamf originally appeared on the NASDAQ exchange at a price of $ 46 a share. As always, the price fluctuated on the opening day. At the time of this writing, it was as high as $ 51 per share and as low as $ 38.79 per share. It may seem strange that you chose to take your business public in the midst of a pandemic and the economic turmoil that brought it about. Mr. Wudi noted, however, that “an IPO does not happen overnight, it has been planned for many, many months.” He also clearly describes Jamf as being at the heart of long-term changes in working practices. The same goes for students who must continue homeschooling if their schools cannot reopen.
One of the most poignant uses of the Jamf tools that Mr Wudi cites was to facilitate contact between people in hospital and their friends and family. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced administrators and IT companies to “take what was visionary and force it to become mainstream,” he said. “With Apple technology at the heart of it… we are proud to help help these organizations, and ultimately end users, succeed.”