Identity & Access Management in the cloud: Fewer passwords, more productivity
Cloud services are a natural for small and midsize businesses, with their ability to reduce costs, lower IT head count and improve business agility. But as they move more and more applications to the cloud, SMBs are coming face to face with some serious challenges the cloud presents with respect to identity management.
Providing employees with secure, anytime, anywhere access to applications that may be hosted on company premises or in the cloud can be a difficult proposition. Premises-based identity management solutions may not extend to external service providers. But it's too cumbersome, time-consuming and error-prone to manually configure access to every application a user may need.