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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.

Mobile Workforce

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 location.

Outside Collaboration

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 business.

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 respond?

Three Projects to Address These Challenges

The following projects are critical to be successful with the top business trends and improve digital experiences for all.

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

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.

Automate to Reduce Friction

The proliferation of users, outside collaborators, and apps intensifies the need to eliminate manual, error-prone processes. Automate repetitive operational functions, like provisioning and de-provisioning users, to allow IT teams to concentrate on adding business value and driving change.

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.

Read this and other articles in the Identity Insider Magazine.