IT tools built for sysadmins, by sysadmins

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PDQ makes device management simple, secure, and pretty damn quick

Our origin story

Our founders, Shawn Anderson and Shane Corellian, spent their careers as sysadmins supporting large organizations. They founded PDQ in 2001 to build IT tools that make the lives of sysadmins easier. We’re proud to say that PDQ is built for sysadmins by sysadmins. (And you know what that means: a fridge full of Monster Energy drinks and Slack channels full of trolling.)

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PDQ today

We’ll never forget our scrappy startup roots, but today we’ve got a solid foundation under our feet. And in the last couple of years, we’ve hit a new growth stage, doubling our headcount and acquiring fantastic IT tools like SimpleMDM and SmartDeploy.

From on-prem and agent-based Windows device management to Windows imaging and Apple mobile device management, PDQ has the tools your IT team needs to manage all your devices efficiently (and yes, we like to drink whiskey while we do it).

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Trusted by some of the best in the world

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Meeting IT needs across the globe

PDQ was founded in Utah, but sysadmins around the world use our IT tools. Today, PDQ has 25,000 customers globally — with 40% of them outside the United States — and that number continues to grow.

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If I had to go back... I couldn’t do it. We would have to bring on several more people just to do what I do with PDQ. 

Director of IT, University of Utah

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Alternate solutions didn’t have the flexibility I was looking for. It would take me a week and a half to outfit a new lab previously. Now, with PDQ, it takes me a couple hours. 

Senior IT Officer, The City of Lincoln Council

Our products

Device management that's simple, secure, and pretty damn quick. Streamline your patch management and software deployment processes — whether you manage 50 machines or 5,000.

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Our people

Yes, we’re IT nerds. But we’re also s̶n̶a̶r̶k̶y̶ helpful colleagues, parents, WFH ninjas, competitive pickleball players, and all-around sysadmin fanatics. We value honesty, ownership, collaboration, improvement, and just getting the job done. And we know life is about way more than work — that’s why PDQ has a four-day work, 100% paid healthcare, and flexible time off.

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Interested in joining the team?