Businesses @ Work: Australian Report, January 2017

This is the third edition of our Businesses @ Work report, with data from Australian organisations supplementing our global data. The first global report was released in October 2015 and the second in March 2016. Businesses @ Work does just what its name implies: it examines how organisations and the people who work for and with them get work done. To create this report, we anonymised customer data from our network of thousands companies, applications, and custom integrations, and millions of daily authentications and verifications from countries around the world. Our customers and their employees, contractors, partners and customers use Okta to log in to devices, apps and services, and leverage security features to protect their sensitive data. Our customers span every industry and vary in size, from small businesses to enterprises with tens of thousands of employees.

As we dug into the data, one thing became clear: IT will never be the same. The traditional role of IT is expanding beyond simply managing employees. The clear distinction between corporate apps and personal apps is fading away. And, we’re seeing early signs of a potential shift away from Microsoft Active Directory.