A year in review blog in November? A tad early for a calendar year but spot on for a Quest year. One year ago Quest separated from Dell Technologies to chart a course as an independent software vendor. Looking to “right what was wrong,” we emerged with a new logo, new color, new products, new carpet, fresh paint and a whole lotta energy. I say this all the time to customers but we are ridiculously focused on great software … the same great things that made the company what it was but with more focus and investment on what’s next. Because what’s next is now. So let’s look at what happened and why you should care.
Great products getting greater
People knew Quest for the products and solutions. Migration Manager, Change Auditor and Recovery Manager are some of our top products — and now we’re making them better! Our customers talk to us all the time about added complexity when more platforms are added to their environment. With increased adoption of Office 365, 75% of organizations are dealing with hybrid Active Directory (AD) environments. Over the last year, we have advanced our products to where now over half of our portfolio supports hybrid environments. And we didn’t stop there! With more and more organizations looking to SaaS, we launched our first SaaS Azure AD recovery and management solution this past year — Quest On Demand. This solution gives customers the control to manage Azure AD on their terms in a scalable, web-based solution. You could argue we advanced our products more over the last year than we did the previous three years — but that’s the past; here’s to the future!
Back at Ignite
And man were we! Huge booth front and center, ready to talk to customers and attendees about Quest being back and why that matters. More than 6,000 people came by the booth, and the conversations revealed the challenges organizations are having when it comes to security and protecting against insider threats. Luckily, our solutions map directly to the challenges being identified, so we’re perfectly aligned to help customers overcome whatever stands in their way.
Go big or go home, as they say. We went big at Ignite and people took notice! People were excited — and that was our goal.
Back to the basics — focused on customers
Since separating from Dell, we have been able to re-focus our efforts and execute on areas that really impact our customers. Getting back to the basics of being an independent software vendor means we can be fluid and agile to help customers with emerging needs. We can be easier to do business with, both directly and through our partner network. And we can control our investments in the business and really focus on what matters — our customers.
If you haven’t talked to us in while, I invite you to reach out and see what’s going on. I know you’ll find a company that’s got your back and is ready to help you with what’s next.