Perfectly Secure? Quantum Physics and the Cloud

Security remains a critical issue in the cloud. Last week, the U.S. government released its top seven tips for secure cloud adoption while an international team of scientists debuted perfectly secure cloud computing … using quantum physics. NIST Provides Concise Cloud Adoption Guide The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)…

Have You Voted for Okta Today?

We’re thrilled to be named one of six finalists for the Crunchies Awards in the “Best Cloud Service” category. It’s no doubt a tough bracket, full of lots of great companies doing great things in the cloud, from Box and Dropbox to Asana, CloudFlare and Twilio. We’ve no doubt got our work cut out for us. Then again, what could be more important to…

Securely Scaling the Cloud @LinkedIn

Customer success is our most important value at Okta, which is why I am very excited today to talk more about the great relationship we have developed with Mike Jennings and his IT team over at LinkedIn. And the funny thing is it all started with the LinkedIn service – really. We were still early on in the pipeline building and customer…

Password Sharing: One Trend That Has No Place at Work

From SOPA to Megaupload, there was a lot going on in Internet news last week. Below we’d like to highlight a few of the stories that resonated with us as enterprise cloud users. The iPad: Ushering in Consumer IT Last week Sarah Lacy, former senior editor at TechCrunch, launched the startup news site PandoDaily. In one of the first posts on the…

The Rise of the Cloud CIO – A Silver Lining for IT and the Business

“The cloud will change IT as nothing before it has. It may end up removing the last vestiges of the captive IT organization that "owns" its enterprise as surely as the enterprise owns IT. CIOs are right to start addressing it now.” – The Why of Cloud, Richard Hunter, Gartner Inc., December 2011 The Rise of the Cloud For over a decade now I have…

Zappos Security Breach Affects Millions; Are Passwords Necessary?

More on Password Debate In a piece for Wired, Robert McMillan lays out our long, conflicted relationship with the password. What started as an easy solution to access our lives online has spiraled out of control. We are now forced to remember more passwords than ever, many containing nonsense symbols and a mix of capital letters and numerals. What…

Transform IT with ServiceNow: Okta App of the Week

This week, we turn to one of the most innovative cloud vendors in the IT operations market — and, guess what, they’re not a startup. Founded in 2004 and built natively in the cloud, ServiceNow is the first web-based SaaS offering for IT management. Equally as impressive has been the company’s ability to retain its position as a market leader by…

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