In the past six months we’ve had more conversations with prospects and clients about Federation than in the prior six years.The technology is being widely adopted and is no longer a barrier. What is becoming a barrier is managing the multitude of user ids and passwords required to perform someone’s daily job duties. Or more commonly all these ids or multiple logins may be the reason a customer chooses a competitor to transact business with. Strategic business direction almost mandates that a move to a seemless customer logon experience is no longer an option. It will start costing companies significant business (if it hasn’t already).
It’s becoming clear, based on our conversations with clients, that a federated identity management model is moving up the priority list for IT management. And it’s being driven from the business side. If you’re in IT security or infrastructure, are you educated and ready to help move your company forward? Read more