T.D. Williamsom’s Cloud-First IT Approach at Gartner’s IAM Summit

Rick Bennett, the CIO at our customer T.D. Williamson (TDW), spoke at Gartner’s Identity & Access Management Summit earlier this month in San Diego. The companies attending tended to be larger Global 2000 organizations with cloud adoption at various stages of maturity ranging from a handful of cloud-first companies (TDW among them) and many…

Obvious Passwords and Not-so-Obvious Startup Businesses

No turkey related cloud news last week (though we did spend some time during the holiday turning the Google turkey into a pirate), so we turn to two other interesting stories: cloud SaaS momentum and a roundup of the weakest online passwords -- and how password fatigue exposes businesses to security breaches. Starting a Cloud Business? Forget…

Last Week In the Cloud: Salesforce Acquisitions and Global Cloud Growth

In the past couple of months, cloud computing has come to be lauded as a driver for U.S. jobs and economic growth. This past week, however, put the momentum of cloud adoption into a new, broader scale. In the news this week cloud service leaders like Salesforce.com begin to better bolster cloud architecture and streamline adoption and services,…

Okta ‘App of the Week’: Cutting Business Costs with Coupa and the Cloud

This week's identity management partner app is Coupa. In these tough economic times, companies are doing everything they can to tighten their belts and spend smarter. The fact is that businesses spend a lot more on the smaller items — hotel rooms, the office cleaning service, catered lunches, regular coffee breaks — than they might realize. And…

Revisiting the Public/Private Debate: 'There's Nowhere to Hide'

After last week’s security breach to the Steam gaming network, the public versus private cloud debate was once again brought to the forefront. Earlier this year debacles like Sony’s data breach and Research In Motion’s (RIM) outage were used as arguments against public cloud offerings. Steam – like Sony’s Playstation Network and RIM – is a public…

Millions of Gamers Have Their Data Stolen…Again

It’s happened – again. A major gaming network has been hacked, compromising millions of users’ information. Last night, Steam – Valve’s online gaming service – announced that its database had been breached. The database included coded passwords, billing information and encrypted credit card information. Valve is still investigating whether this…

Last Week (Plus) in the Cloud: Breaking Through the Bubble

This week we’d like to share three recent news stories that bring cloud computing out of the buzzword bubble and into real-world context, including cloud technology's broad environmental and economic implications. Why the Cloud Will Bring the App Store Revolution to Enterprise IT (Wired – Cloudline) CloudExpo kicked off this Monday in Santa Clara…

What Happens in the Cloud, Stays in the Cloud: Workday Rising ’11 in Vegas

Recently, the Okta team traveled to Vegas for Workday’s three-day user conference, Workday Rising. It was a great show where we had the opportunity to highlight a lot of the joint engineering work we have been doing with Workday, and the week kicked off with the huge news of Workday’s $85 million round of funding (and $2 billion company valuation…

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