A common mistake among startups is waiting to implement a secure IT infrastructure. Manually managing a handful of employees is doable, but as that number increases, a directory service becomes crucial in maintaining a secure, efficient IT environment.
Zach Tindall, the Chief Technical Officer from Can We Connect, had experienced first hand the inefficiencies that surface when corporate IT infrastructure is implemented later rather than sooner. Zach started his professional career at Verge Health in 2008, when the company was still in the startup phase and helped it grow into a full-fledged enterprise.
In July 2017, after a successful tenure at Verge, a former colleague approached Zach about a new app idea and soon after Can We Connect (CWC) was formed. Zach sat down with us and shared how JumpCloud has helped CWC lay the groundwork for a scalable and secure corporate infrastructure.
Customer Story: Can We Connect
Can you tell us about Can We Connect?
Zach: Sure! CWC is a mobile application that caters directly to entrepreneurs, freelancers, bloggers, start ups, and other remote type workers. CWC affords them the opportunity to connect with others in similar situations, in order to capitalize on different skills and expertise. Introductions are made online and connections are forged in person, in your neighborhood’s most convenient and productive work space. Currently, we are working eagerly to build out the mobile application with features inspired from user group sessions.
What was the reason you started searching for directory services solutions?
Zach: At my previous company, I remember a time where I was able to sign up for any service at any time with my work email or personal account. I had multiple GitHub, Atlassian, and Salesforce accounts, and I was managing personal licensing for Microsoft® Office and Adobe products. When the company was bought out by an investment firm, we started to consolidate accounts and formalize a corporate structure. It was a very long and frustrating process for the operations team as well as employees. As the CTO of CWC, I wanted to get up and running quickly, but also formalize a (Read more...)
*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from JumpCloud authored by Natalie Bluhm. Read the original post at: https://jumpcloud.com/blog/customer-story-cwc-implements-directory-service/