Bloom hones focus on security

Developer of enterprise mobile applications taps security veterans for guidance
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Monday, January 18, 2016

REDMOND, Wash.—If you don’t understand how a modern executive works, your security solution is doomed, according to Heather Zindel, CEO, Bloom Consulting Group.

Bloom, based here, is a developer of enterprise mobile applications, that is focused on helping users build remote/mobile security operations centers. The company is comprised of business consultants, architects and software engineers.

Bloom was recently honored, along with its partner Microsoft, on the development of its Microsoft Advanced Patrol Platform (MAPP), which helps police patrol teams with a mobile command center that delivers critical information and intelligence once only accessible at a physical command center.

Modern executives tend to “move across a number of devices during the day.” To be truly useful, applications need to work across a variety of form factors well, she said.

Bloom’s role is not to integrate, it’s to aggregate, Zindel emphasized. “We provide a single-pane-of-glass view,” she said.

In business for seven years, Zindel said her company has seen a “surge in demand for modern applications that deliver insight and aggregate data.”

“We anticipate accelerated growth over next two years, and most of that growth will come out of the security industry,” she said.  

To ensure that “key topics get debated at the board level,” Zindel recently assembled an advisory board made up of security and high tech industry experts, including Shawn Usher, president and CEO, Sparkhound; Ray O’Hara, EVP of AS Solution; and Robert Hile, director of Enterprise Command Centers for SureView Systems.

“Our mission to help executives specifically in the security industry modernize the business of security,” Zindel said.

Systems integrators and manufacturers tend to be focused at the operational level. But, program managers and CSOs are dealing with an overwhelming amount of data and they need strong partners to help them turn that data into useful information, she said.