(Reuters) - Apple Inc AAPL.O has acquired Fleetsmith, a San Francisco-based startup company whose technology helps businesses manage Apple's Mac and iPad devices among their employee bases.
The move is a push by Apple into the mobile device management industry, a category of business software dominated by players such as Microsoft Corp MSFT.O and VMware Inc VMW.N. Fleetsmith announced the deal in a blog post. Apple confirmed the acquisition, but the companies did not disclose a price.
Reporting by Stephen Nellis in San Francisco
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