Companies Form Alliance for Macs in the Enterprise

Atempo, Centrify, Group Logic, LANrev and Parallels announced on Monday that they have banded together to help facilitate the acceptance of the Mac in the enterprise business world. The Enterprise Desktop Alliance will offer solutions that make it easier to deploy Macs in a Windows-dominated work environment, and will also offer information that helps validate the Mac in the workplace.

The Enterprise Desktop Alliance plans to offer a suite of tools that let IT departments maintain uniform client configuration, enforce the same security controls, make the same sharepoints and print queues available, deliver the same disaster recovery, and enforce the same compliance policies for both Mac OS X and Windows-based workstations.

Atempo will be offering solutions for Enterprise Data Protection, Centrify will offer identity and access management, Group Logic will offer file and print services, LANrev will offer systems lifecycle management solutions, and Parallels will offer Virtualization options.

The organization is also offering a series of white papers, seminars and Webcasts with information about integrating Macs into Windows business environments. Additional information about the events is available at the EDA Web site.