Why Standards are the Secret Sauce to IAM

“Standardization is the necessary foundation for improvement.” – Henry Ford Henry Ford is credited with revolutionizing manufacturing – dramatically increasing productivity and reducing errors/waste in the process. How did he accomplish this modern miracle of manufacturing? The secret sauce was standardization! By using interchangeable parts required to make the individual pieces of the car, each […]

Mastering Identity Management: When Your HRIS System Falls Short

Identity Management (IAM) is built around the concept of establishing a “Gold Standard” data set for each user that is: 1) accurate, 2) actively maintained, and 3) available. In IAM, answering the question “Who are you?” depends on having access to the most current information for each user (employee or contractor) on the network. Usually, […]

Mastering Identity Management: A Better Process for Vendor Evaluation

Selecting a vendor for your Identity Management solution can be an overwhelming task. The market is crowded, product functionality covers a wide range of features, and the investment in both money and time is guaranteed to lock in the business for 2-3 years. If the chosen product comes up short in a key area, the […]

Mastering Identity Management: Challenges in Selecting an IAM Solution

Identity Management solutions have evolved dramatically over the last 10 years, with numerous new entrants into the marketplace. The good news is that cost conscious and proprietary-wary companies have several mature and emerging choices available both via the Cloud and Open Source solutions. With these newer options, the question becomes a bit larger than just […]