As we mentioned in our recap of 2014 blog posts, the new year is a good opportunity to reflect for a moment on 2014 before looking forward to the great things we hope to accomplish in 2015. To name just a few: we shipped several releases of OpenGeo Suite, we launched the private beta for Versio, we grew our professional services offerings, and we’ve hired (and are still hiring!) many new and talented team members as well as investing in new offices in NYC and St. Louis to better serve our customers.
Looking forward to 2015, Boundless will maintain our core strategy to extend our lead as the world’s provider of Spatial IT. There are many great open source companies out there we can look to for examples and reference on how to become a leading provider of open source tools and services to further the cause of Spatial IT. Some are larger and more established, some are newer but highly disruptive – companies like Cloudera and MapR (Apache Hadoop), Acquia (Drupal), Canonical (Ubuntu), DataStax (Cassandra), Docker, Automattic (WordPress) and Pentaho, to name a few.
The hallmark of all of these companies is they have worked to build successful businesses around great open source software. Their success enables them to not only grow but to return investment back to the core software, to mature the code and functionality as well as promote continued adoption across an increasing number of organizations. This is an obligation for Boundless as well — to continue to increase our level of responsibility and involvement in components of OpenGeo Suite, it is also incumbent upon us to find the paths for the continued promotion and adoption of the technology. We are committing 10% of our developers’ time to allow for greater levels of contribution to various open source communities and projects including PostGIS, GeoServer, OpenLayers, QGIS, GeoGig and others. We will continue to support this effort over the long term as Boundless grows, thereby providing even more resources to the community.
In addition, Boundless will be focused on enhancing and growing our mobile and cloud-based service offerings as well as continuing to make open source tools more consumable for a broader audience by focusing on usability, scalability and a wide variety of professional services, training, and support offerings.
Boundless remains committed to being the preeminent provider of Spatial IT tools and a strong supporter of open source communities. We look forward to continuing our journey as the entire spatial software industry evolves and grows. The ability to provide software and services that are easily consumable across an entire customer enterprise and support our customers’ key business objectives are our primary drivers for the future of Boundless.
Happy New Year!