It has been a year of hits across the board for EST Group, and I mean that in the best sense of the saying. How does one sum up a year of explosive growth, full of potential for continuing growth? I personally like to do it with a great cup of coffee; you knew you weren’t going to get away without a coffee reference, didn’t you? I had a new roaster open shop in town this year; he is brilliant at his craft, to say the least. Roasting beans is a more than a process—it takes time, patience, talent and a desire for an unparalleled end product. Every time I buy a bag of coffee from him—and it is often—I can taste the difference in the quality of the bean he roasts, but also I can tell that he is roasting each batch to the highest quality of taste for that particular bean’s flavor profile.
I look at EST Group in a similar way as I do my local roaster. Every project, every opportunity we engage in with our customers, we provide the highest quality product we can. We believe in the work we do, and it shows in the quality of our delivery, and also in our most recent industry accolades.
In August of this year the Inc. 5000 released the 35th annual list of the fastest growing private companies in the US. EST Group made the list near the middle of the pack on an average growth year; just wait until 2017! If you are interested in taking a look at the article, just click here to read it.
Another honorific for the year is being listed in Gartner’s Guide for IAM Professional Services for North America. This opportunity to work with Gartner as part of this publication was truly an honor. If you are a current Gartner customer you can purchase and download the publication here. If you are not a customer and interested in reading what Gartner has to say about EST Group, we can provide a synopsis of our write-up. Just ask us for it.
Finally, we have been invited to participate at the Gartner Identity and Access Management Summit in Las Vegas in November. Not only are we attending, we will have a booth on the show floor for the first time.
If 2016 has brought all of the above and more, I can’t wait to see what 2017 brings! It is going to be a great year, and we are excited to share our accomplishments, as well as our experienced resources with you.
That’s my two beans for the day; happy sipping!