Okta ‘App of the Week’: Delighting Customers with Zendesk’s Customer Support Software in the Cloud

Earlier this week, we explained how it’s now possible to build an entire business in the cloud. There’s an app for every business function, from ERP to CRM to HR. You name it, there’s a cloud app for it -- and chances are that app is part of the Okta Application Network. Take Zendesk, for example. It’s one of the most popular apps in our…

With Great Choice Comes Great Responsibility

Corporate IT and the services they manage have undergone tremendous change in the past decade. The number of applications has grown to accommodate new verticals, new business functions and more recently apps of all types are “going social.” Employees no longer work from desktops behind the firewall and enterprise IT is increasingly involved in…

Okta Customers Pandora, Genomic Talk IT in the Cloud

Last week we invited several CIOs and IT leaders in the Bay Area to hear first-hand from two of our fantastic customers who use Okta to better manage their IT in the cloud. This was the second in a series of events we have organized to engage with other cloud first IT leaders and connect them with Okta customers that have made the move outside…

Double Down on Your Cloud, Double Your Factor

Today at Okta we launched an exciting addition to our service that enhances our ability to better address the security issues associated with cloud adoption. We’ve added very rich support for multifactor authentication, so our customers can now easily apply an additional layer of security to their application access strategy, and it works with…

Last Week in the Cloud: Consolidation in the Cloud

Nebulous by name, the cloud remains the next big digital frontier. In the past couple of years we’ve seen a slew of both SaaS and PaaS providers populate the cloud – grabbing “land” without exploring potential overlap and collaboration. The result? It’s kind of a like the Wild Wild West out there. However, things are staring to change as evidenced…

BlackBerry Outage Lessons Apply to the Cloud, Too

In case you missed it, Research in Motion (RIM) just suffered a crippling outage that has affected BlackBerry customers across five continents. And by crippling, we really mean it – this multi-day fiasco was longest to disruption to BlackBerry service since it the device was introduced more than 10 years ago. The outages began Monday in Europe,…

Okta ‘App of the Week’: GoodData Brings Business Intelligence to the Cloud

With more than 1,000 apps in our Okta Application Network, we’re surrounded by disruptive companies that are reshaping their corners of business. Last week, we profiled how ADP’s shaking up corporate payroll with its cloud solution. This week, we’re changing tack to business intelligence. GoodData, another popular app in our network, has created a…

Okta 'App of the Week': ADP Disrupting Corporate Payroll with the Cloud

At Okta, we’re fortunate to work with some of the most innovative cloud companies out there— the Okta Application Network has more than 1,000 cloud apps — that are causing massive disruption in their particular industries. Disruption. It’s a trait we share at Okta by offering a fully native cloud alternative to old world IT that’s putting IT back…

How to Make Your Cloud App Ready for the Enterprise

IT’s job is harder now than it’s ever been. The reality of a hybrid on-premise and cloud environment has complicated and drastically changed IT’s role, forcing them to adapt for risk irrelevance. But what about the SaaS ISVs seeking to get in on the growth in enterprise cloud adoption? What’s the secret to building a successful, enterprise-ready…

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