Posts by Charles Coats
Charles serves as Director of Business Development, where he manages Centrify’s relationships with key strategic partners. Prior to Centrify, he spent 10 years at Microsoft where he led product launches and marketing campaigns across multiple business units and ran the channel development team for Microsoft’s Identity and Security business. Before that, he was a Senior Business Development Manager in charge of partnerships with SAP, Oracle and Microsoft for the e-document division of OpenText.
By Charles Coats, June 26, 2014
This week Centrify announced a partnership with Concur enabling secure single sign-on (SSO) for Concur users and an integrated identity and mobile management infrastructure for IT organizations running Concur and other SaaS applications. Centrify does not announce partnerships with every SaaS vendor with whom we integrate – our solution integrates with thousands of SaaS apps – so let’s cover the two reasons why this partnership is important and unique.
By Charles Coats, June 18, 2014
Microsoft received ample criticism for its “Lost Decade” spanning 2000-2010 when it ceded leadership in search to Google, in consumer devices to Apple and in web services to Amazon – all while its stock price remained flat. While the company had some bright spots – it tripled revenue to $65B and doubled net income to $19B – it’s undeniable that huge opportunities were missed. Fast forward to recent developments. In the past 9 months Microsoft’s stock is up 30% – more than the S&P 500, Google and Amazon. New CEO Satya Nadella and his focus on making Microsoft a mobile…
By Charles Coats, December 11, 2013
Centrify for Office 365 was introduced at TechEd North America in June this year, just a few weeks after it passed a myriad of functional tests by Microsoft to qualify as a “Works with Office 365 – Identity” solution. Since then, Centrify has been partnering with Microsoft headquarter and field teams to bring the solution to our mutual prospects and customers – including plans to jointly present at a couple of upcoming customer webinars that I have highlighted at the bottom of this post.