Posts by Ben Rice
Ben Rice is Vice President, Worldwide Business Development. Ben has held a variety of senior management positions at public companies such as Blue Coat Systems and startups such as Egnyte and Ositis Software. He began his career as an attorney working at The Castleman Law Firm, the LA County District Attorney and the Law Offices of Benjamin Z. Rice.
By Ben Rice, September 29, 2015
Things are changing. No kidding right? One of the biggest changes you may not even notice is how data is stored by your company or your friendly neighborhood web application. These days many of these workloads are handled by a NoSQL database. According to Market Research Media, the worldwide NoSQL market is expected to reach $3.4 billion by 2020 at a CAGR of 21% between 2015 and 2020. This represents a tremendous new market where companies like Couchbase ($115 million raised), MongoDB ($311 million raised), and DataStax ($190 million raised) have collectively raised more than $600 million to satisfy the insatiable…
By Ben Rice, February 18, 2015
Information has become the lifeblood of our modern economy. Vast piles of data are stacking up everywhere in massive data centers all over the world. Whole companies and whole industries have been formed and evaporated trying to solve the fundamental challenge with so much data – how to get value from the data by understanding it all. Now that we know this data has so much value we must make sure we keep this valuable information secret from prying eyes. Perhaps you have heard about the great efforts Coca Cola has taken to protect the secret recipe for Coke? This is…
Centrify and MapR Partner to Bring Privileged Identity Management to MapR Distribution Including Apache Hadoop
By Ben Rice, February 18, 2015
We are awash in data. We know this. We have known this for a long time. Ever since the first storage media was created in the 20th Century we have been puzzling over what to do with all the data we create using computers. Enter Hadoop. For those of you living under a technological rock Hadoop is BIG. IT’S BIG DATA. Here is a little infographic that illustrates the point: So why is it so big and what can Centrify do about it? Well first it is BIG from an investment and IT spending standpoint, as it is one of the single…
By Ben Rice, October 22, 2014
What is that? It is a newly discovered, but barely understood phenomenon called a Sprite.
sprite-580x384Sprites are large-scale electrical discharges that occur high above thunder clouds, giving rise to an amazing range of shapes flickering in the night sky. So why am I writing about this in the Centrify Partner blog? With our announcement today about AVG choosing Centrify to power its new AVG CloudCare™ IDaaS and EMM offerings, we are helping thousands of MSP (Managed Service Provider) organizations become Sprites — with the vantage point and capability to rise high above all their customers’ clouds and manage them using CloudCare IDaaS.
By Ben Rice, July 30, 2014
Today Centrify and Adallom are jointly announcing our new partnership on our respective blogs. I also have provided my perspective which can be found on Adallom’s blog In turn, I am pleased to introduce and welcome Tal Klein, Adallom’s Vice President of Strategy and Marketing as a guest blogger to the Centrify Blog, who offers his perspective on the new partnership here on the Centrify blog. Tal: Most of us now use many SaaS applications in our daily lives, accessing these fantastically flexible apps from our mobile devices and laptops. It is mostly accepted that this is the way we…
Centrify and AquaConnect Partner to provide USC with a complete solution for anytime, anywhere access to Mac applications
By Ben Rice, July 22, 2014
We are very happy to announce our partnership with AquaConnect and our early success with a joint customer win at the University of Southern California. It’s a great story for USC, AquaConnect, and Centrify thanks to the power of partnership and the trust it often requires. Every now and then we get lucky in Business Development. Normally, BD folks are out targeting new partners and seeking new opportunities to win business for their companies. This usually involves a lot of hard work to build a solution, bring it to market, market the solution, and then work with field and channel teams to win a joint customer(s). In this case, it worked in the opposite way where we first heard of AquaConnect after we had received a PO from USC!!
By Ben Rice, May 20, 2014
Centrify is extremely excited to announce Fortinet as an investor and technology partner today. From the beginning we saw huge potential as we talked about the possibilities for partnership with Fortinet. By combining Centrify’s identity and mobile management solutions with Fortinet’s market dominating security portfolio, we have created a formidable partnership centered on solving the most important problems for our joint customers relating to cloud, mobile, and security.
By Ben Rice, March 24, 2014
Is managing multinational distributed teams doing software development hard? Of course it is, but Rally Software and Centrify have partnered to allow you to work on big projects on your devices of choice anywhere, anytime, but without passwords! Rally allows you to align strategy and development so that releases deliver the most valuable features in your roadmap and Centrify lets you get one click “Zero Sign On” access to Rally on your favorite devices like PC/Mac/Samsung Galaxy/Iphone/Android.
By Ben Rice, December 12, 2013
ITRP is a premium IT service management application service for large organizations and their external service providers. It has the unique ability to track end-to-end SLAs, as well as the services provided by shared services organizations and third-party service providers. ITRP also offers the most intuitive user interface of any enterprise-class ITSM application and delivers the fastest response times for organizations that operate globally. ITRP and Centrify are excited to announce the integration of ITRP with the Centrify User Suite which allows users to get browser and mobile device Single Sign On to ITRP. Expect to hear more on this integration…
By Ben Rice, December 11, 2013
Zoom has pioneered the category of cloud meetings that unify cloud video conferencing, simple web meetings and mobile collaboration into one easy-to-use platform. Zoom has more than 5,000 businesses and 5.6 million participants from nearly every country around the world that use its secure meeting platform for video, audio and screen sharing.