I just attended my first Accellion Customer Conference and I have to tell you that we have some very loyal and enthusiastic customers. Both new and existing customers and partners attended this quarter’s conference, including IT professionals from organizations who have used Accellion secure file transfer since our first introduction in 2005.
Two customer guest speakers, from Thomson Reuters and HIT Entertainment shared their stories about why they needed Accellion and what they liked about our solution. It was interesting hearing how these two customers have expanded their Accellion deployment over the years including transitioning from initial use of our physical appliance to deployment of the Accellion virtual appliance, and transitioning from using Accellion with Lotus Notes to Microsoft Outlook.
What fascinated me most about our conference was the breadth of our customer base. On the one hand we had ThomsonReuters, which is one of the world’s leading organizations of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. When I think of ThomsonReuters, I think of serious breaking news. On the other hand we had HiT Entertainment, a company that creates entertainment content including Bob the Builder, Barney& Friends, and Thomas & Friends. For those of you with kids, these characters are probably already house-hold names!
Besides our wonderful guest speakers, our VP of Marketing Paula Skokowski and Product Manager Mary Nicknish delivered a 2010 new product round up, a sneak peak at new products and features planned for 2011, including product demos.
If you’re a customer who missed our most recent conference, please visit the Accellion Forum and listen to a recording of the event. If you haven’t tried Accellion before, please contact our Sales team. We’d love to share with you how Accellion can help your organization securely transfer content to your colleagues, vendors, partners, and customers.