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AOE on the brink to the top 20 of German BVDW agency ranking

April 25, 2016
Author Christian HolzschuhChristian Holzschuh
Marketing & Communications

The rapid growth of AOE is reflected in this year’s digital agency rankings by the German “Bundesverband digitale Wirtschaft” (German “Federal Association of Digital Business” – BVDW). With rank 23, AOE is quickly closing in on the top 20.

As a specialized web provider and Open Source integrator, AOE successfully competes with large media agencies both in Germany and internationally – the recent announcement at the Magento Imagine Commerce Conference for the Best Omnichannel Experience Award for the Fraport project at the Frankfurt Airport being a prime example.

In BVDW’s 2016 agency ranking, AOE has climbed six spots compared to last year’s ranking. Viewed over the past six years, the development of the global provider of Enterprise Open Source web solutions has been even more remarkable: Since 2010 AOE has climbed nearly 40 positions from rank 61 to 23 – marking a continuous upward trend.

AOE fastest-growing private digital agency in Germany

Parallel to the positive trend in the agency rankings, revenue has also continued to increase significantly, from a little over 10 million EUR at the end of 2014 to more than 16 million EUR at the end of 2015. With a revenue growth of more than 60 percent, AOE had the largest organic growth of any digital agency in the list of 210 agencies and is the fastest-growing private digital agency in Germany.

Significant increase in number of employees

Together with the positive trends in the agency rankings as well as revenue, the number of employees has also continued to grow. With 144 employees at the end of 2015, AOE had 41 employees more compared to end-of-year 2014, representing an increase of nearly 40 percent.

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Combining expertise in cybersecurity: AOE launches subsidiary Bare.ID

WIESBADEN, August 09, 2021 - AOE, one of the world's leading service providers for digital transformation, headquartered in Wiesbaden, the capital of the German state of Hesse, is launching Bare.ID, a fully-managed-as-a-service identity, authentication and authorization solution. Hosted exclusively as a central single sign-on authentication and authorization point in German data centers, the identity management solution administers a directory of identities (PII) and their access rights to the various applications. AOE guarantees the highest security standards and complies with German data protection regulations. Bare.ID serves as a central single sign-on authentication and authorization point for application landscapes and connects all services via standard protocols such as OpenID Connect or SAML. Furthermore, Bare.ID manages information about the identities of users. These can either be maintained manually by the customer or can be connected via federation techniques to external identity sources such as an existing Active Directory or Identity and Access Management System at the customer's site, but also third party single sign-on systems. At the same time, Bare.ID enables customers to obtain an overview of accesses, login failures, insecure or expired passwords or orphaned accounts for their internal compliance reports and then also to integrate these into their own security incident event monitoring. IT departments can thus be sustainably supported and relieved in the creation and administration of user accounts – while adhering to company-internal compliance guidelines. Thanks to preconfigured applications, users can use Bare.ID without any specialist knowledge; the technical complexity and the security-relevant configurations are not visible to the user. The fact that the proper handling of personal data and business-critical information is no longer a voluntary option is well known. Bare.ID stores all data in daily backups highly secure alternatively in two data centers located in Germany. "Our participation in the initiatives "IT Security – Made in Germany", "Software Hosted in Germany" as well as Cloud Services – Made in Germany" are proof of trustworthy security solutions from AOE. Bare.ID thus complies with strict German data protection laws," says Steffen Ritter, Commercial Director Cybersecurity at AOE GmbH.