Be Awesome

Written by Rajat Bhargava on January 7, 2014

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Matthew Bellows – co-founder and CEO of Yesware (disclosure: I am a co-founder of Yesware) – recently posted a great article on being awesome at what you do. Matthew is connecting the dots with the changes in the economy and how people are embracing a new type of organization. Organizations are changing their behavior to maximize their chances of success. As many of your know, the IT world is moving fast. Really fast. Whether it is because of cloud, mobile, or in our world, DevOps or Directory-as-a-Service, doing things the same way as before just isn’t going to cut it. And, that goes for each of us individually as well. Matthew’s point is that we need to strive to be amazing at what we do and that includes a lot more than just being great at one thing. Working in a team and at a company involves a lot of other pieces to the job description.

Matthew’s line of thinking makes a lot of sense here at JumpCloud. We are tackling some very big problems in a market that is growing by leaps and bounds. The old way of running directory services isn’t being awesome. It’s antiquated and fraught with extra work, risk, and lack of control. Our approach to a cloud-based directory service is trying to completely change the way identity management is done. Our goal is to create a central cloud directory service that can connect users to whatever they need – whether located on-prem or in the cloud, regardless of platform type, or what protocol those IT resources expect. Now that gives IT admins the ability to leverage the cloud and automate their provisioning and de-provisioning process.

At our company, we all expect a great deal of each other. To us, that means constantly learning, changing how we operate to improve, and being open and communicative. Part of the pact that JumpCloud makes with each person on our team is that the company strives to improve each person’s life personally, professionally, and financially. And, in return, we hope that each person on the team strives to be awesome at who they are and what they do. The result: hopefully we revolutionize how organizations run their businesses.

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