2019 SailPoint Identity Insider Magazine - Page 8

Sr. Product Marketing
Manager, Okta
Identity Imperatives for IT Modernization
Chances are, no matter the size of your
organization, you’re being challenged to meet
shifting expectations of your users. Across
industries and geographies, we’ve seen how
organizations have used identity to respond to
changing trends and stay secure while meeting
users’ needs. Read on for top trends in IT
modernization and core projects to address them.
Four Business Trends Powering
IT Modernization
Cloud Adoption
Your users are likely already using some cloud
apps to do their work. The trick is finding an easy,
scalable way to adopt cloud apps as a company
without sacrificing security.
Facilitate Cloud App Adoption
In order to offer users easy and secure access
to any app regardless of device or location,
adopt single sign-on. Single sign-on allows users
to easily log in to all their apps with one set of
credentials. And it allows IT teams to implement
strong authentication and access policies across
all apps.
Centralize Identity and Access Management
Remote working is on the rise, thanks to the
growth of internet-connected mobile devices.
But you need to ensure your users have the right
levels of access to applications from any device or
Outside Collaboration
Automate to Reduce Friction
Every partner with whom you collaborate – from
suppliers to contractors – needs seamless
access to your apps and data. However, you need
to control their levels of access to secure the
API Economy
Today’s modern applications are built upon APIs
and microservices. Whether your organization
needs to connect to outside APIs or expose your
own, you need to manage and secure access.
Given these new realities, how should IT teams
The following projects are critical to be successful
with the top business trends and improve digital
experiences for all.
To avoid “islands of identity” with multiple
directories, HR systems, and apps, centralize
identity to gain real-time control of the data and
services. Additional benefits include an easy way
to store profiles, manage passwords, and applying
access policies while creating a consistent
experience across sites, apps, and products.
Mobile Workforce
Three Projects to Address
These Challenges
The proliferation of users, outside collaborators,
and apps intensifies the need to eliminate
manual, error-prone processes. Automate
repetitive operational functions, like provisioning
and deprovisioning users, to allow IT teams to
concentrate on adding business value and driving
Modernize with Identity
Modernizing IT isn’t just an investment in
infrastructure – it’s an investment in your business.
Whatever your approach, identity is key to
providing all users with consistent, seamless, and
secure experiences.


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