Organisations are seeking a balance between security, privacy and compliance on the one hand and convenience on the other.
Effective Identity and Access Management (IAM) is becoming increasingly important for organisations. Not only are they seeking to manage the access rights of increasingly mobile employees but they are opening up applications to external users, including partners and consumers. All this is being done in the context of the growth of social media and cloud services.
In a report for CA, Quocirca explores the current state of Identity and Access Management and why it is business priority for so many.
The age of bring-your-own-identity (BYOID)
For consumers social media is already emerging as a key source of identity – e.g. logging in with Facebook to access Spotify accounts. The report suggests that this will grow in more ‘conservative’ business areas including government and online banking. Along with these changes, the emergence of the concept of Bring your own identity (BYOID) means that employees will be taking their identities with them from one job to another.
Meanwhile, for organisations opening up access to external users, the key driver is to enable direct transactions with customers and partners, with a view to increasing customer satisfaction and enabling innovation.
- Organisations in the Nordic and Benelux regions more likely to be opening up their applications to consumers
- Nordics lead the way with use of social media for identifying and communicating with potential customers
- Benelux, Israeli, Nordic and UK based organisations were the most likely to recognise the power of IAM to open up new revenue streams
- French and Italians were focused on new business processes
The full report can be downloaded from CA Technologies.