Happy 2nd Birthday Aegis Identity!
We now start our 3rd year of operations.
This is a very special day. Just ask your favorite MBA student or recent grad: “What percent of startups in the USA fail in the first 2 years?” Answer – at least 90%
Nice -we’d dodged that bullet. Onward and upward.
Why are we making it? To me, there are a lot of fancy and technical answers, but there are also some fundamental ones: Our team has passion. We are filling a gap in the market. We do what we say we’re going to do. And we realize that without our customers we don’t have a business, so we take great care of them.
Sure, there is some more specific stuff. 1. When Oracle bought Sun many of the legacy Sun customers felt displaced. 2.Many of the IdM platforms on the market today are quite old, and are a cobbled together version of organic code + “mergers and acquisitions”. 3. Commercial solutions just don’t quite make it in EDU. There are just too many nuances between the two. 4. We bring open source and open standard solutions to market, with full integration and support. So instead of having to hire the vendor at $$$ per hour, many of your grad students or recent grads are able to take our product and run.
Enough of the commercial. We’re just happy on this day and wanted to share our enthusiasm. Thank you to the schools that joined us during these first two years (very much!!!) and thank you to anyone reading this blog post who is considering coming along for the ride. Our future is bright and we hope you join up.
Bob Lamvik / COO
Aegis Identity Software, Inc.