Almost simultaneously this morning I received notifications from both Facebook and LinkedIn that I would be celebrating my 19th anniversary at work this month. I chuckled knowing 19 Years ago Facebook or LinkedIn weren’t even around. At the time, our only solution set was Sun Microsystems. And I chuckled again knowing they are no longer around. Oh my, how the world has changed.
Back then, it was all about integrating high performance computing platforms – Big Iron - into high end insurance and financial services organizations. But we’ve evolved over the last 19 years and reinvented ourselves nearly every year of our existence. We have shifted from a handful of large commercial customers to dozens of federal government entities which often struggle to keep up with leading edge (or even current) technologies.
We’ve started looking less at the large manufacturers and more at the small boutique companies. Innovators are now no longer the large organizations, they are the small businesses and startups that are only a few years, or months, old.
Our mission has changed. It is now not to deploy traditional, often commodity, hardware, software, and services – it is to introduce you to what’s coming next. If you are struggling to keep up with infrastructure to keep your business running smoothly you will soon be hit with the Internet of Things (IoT). Remember having a single Blackberry server? Well, it is no longer enough to have a single mobile device management platform – managing and securing the number of devices that are going to be introduced into your environment is going to be a nightmare if not planned for and designed today.
Every light bulb, every thermostat, every door, window, security system, surveillance camera, and things you can’t even imagine today are going to be connected. It’s not just your door bell, or your cell phone/tablet/laptop that you’ll have to secure but who connects to what and what connects and can create an enormous amount of chaos if not planned appropriately. And it’s these boutique solutions that we offer that take that chaos and make it manageable. We’re not walking away from Big Iron just yet but there are some finer details that these smaller solutions address.
Change is inevitable. Embrace it.
~Christopher Regan, CEO