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Driving Your Competitive Advantage with Cloud-First IAM
Scott Ferguson – Executive Editor, ISMG / Simon Thorpe – Senior Director, Product Research, Okta
These days, many organizations are operating their IT environment in a hybrid state. While the cloud has allowed organizations to realize new levels of efficiency and ROI by leveraging modern approaches such as SaaS, a certain number of apps will likely remain on-premises for the foreseeable future.
And while the efficiencies of a cloud-first approach are well established, organizations and their employees find it difficult to move back-and-forth between their SaaS apps on one side of the hybrid state, and those legacy applications that need to remain within the on-premises data center.
Identity technologies help ease the pain of moving between these two worlds, and organizations relying on legacy solutions can create friction within their business, with disjointed architectures that create duplicate capabilities. This inconsistent and slow integration experience can create issues for employees who rely on SaaS for their daily work but might need to access on-premises apps for critical projects.
How can security and IT teams provide employees with a seamless, yet secure, experience as they need to access both SaaS and on-premises applications? How can organizations leverage a cloud-first approach to better manage their applications as well as identity and access management (IAM)? What are the best ways for organizations to leverage newer technologies to help scale their infrastructure to meet customer needs?
Please join ISMG’s Scott Ferguson for an exclusive Virtual Roundtable that will draw from the experiences of the attendees, offering thoughts on how to ensure their hybrid state is running efficiently and ensuring the ROI that they need.
Discussion topics will include:
- Why do legacy approaches to IAM no longer work in this competitive landscape?
- How can organizations use a cloud-first IAM strategy to drive better ROI?
- What are some of the best practices for ensuring that workers can seamlessly access the SaaS and on-premises apps they need?
Joining Scott to provide expert insight and case studies is Simon Thorpe, Senior Director, Product Research, at Okta.
Date: Thursday, October 8th, 2020
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM PT
Moderator: Scott Ferguson
About the Sponsor
Okta is the leading independent provider of identity for the enterprise. The Okta Identity Cloud enables organizations to securely connect the right people to the right technologies at the right time. With over 6,500 pre-built integrations to applications and infrastructure providers, Okta customers can easily and securely use the best technologies for their business. Over 8,950 organizations, including 20th Century Fox, JetBlue, Nordstrom, Slack, Teach for America and Twilio, trust Okta to help protect the identities of their workforces and customers.
For more information, please visit www.okta.com.