Specops Software, Inc.
The year was 1998. The first MP3 player was released to the public, the average cost for a gallon of gas was $1.03, and the highest grossing movie was Saving Private Ryan. It was also the year Microsoft introduced NT5 Beta 2, known as Windows 2000, and in that a technology known as Group Policy. When a small group of infrastructure consultants, led by Thorbjörn Sjövold, with a focus on Systems Management Server, discovered the Active Directory platform, they anticipated an opportunity: Extending the capabilities of Group Policy without the complexity of Systems Management Server known today as System Center Configuration Manager. The opportunity became reality in 2001 when Specops Software was founded. With headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, and offices in the US, Canada, and the UK, Specops Software helps organizations in more than 50 countries.