From the CEO of Likewise Software

Barry Crist

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100% Growth (2009 vs. 2008) On the back of a strong 2008, we’re on track to deliver over 100% sales growth in 2009 which clearly is the exception to the norm.  Our performance allows us not only to drive a strong balance sheet but also to continue to grow headcount including our customer-facing technical resources.  I attribute our success to a variety of factors including our strong products as well as our open source business model.  Likewise Open delivers a high value, free offering for customers that require a scalable authentication solution.  Most of our Likewise Enterprise customers start with Likewise Open and over time expand the scope of their authentication project requirements to include policy, audit, and reporting.  A common theme that I hear from our customers is that they like doing business with us and they like our technical teams. Record Q1 Q1 wa... (more)

Cloud Computing: Who Currently Owns Your Cloud-Based Storage?

We've been talking with our customers for some time about the convergence of identity, security, and storage. There are a number of factors driving this union of technologies and cloud storage provides a great case study to highlight our point of view. If you caught the recent news on Dropbox, you can understand a CIO's queasiness about cloud storage on shared, multi-tenant resources. A complaint filed with the FTC alleges that the file-sharing service has been misleading users regarding the security and privacy of their files. The latest scandal revolves around Dropbox.com's use... (more)