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Implementing an On-Premises Identity Management Solution? Good Luck, You’ll Need It

Let’s start with a hypothetical situation: I’m going to hand you an on-premises identity management solution for free. Well, great, but there’s plenty left to do to turn your identity management dream into reality. First, let’s get the solution installed. Most of the on-premises IDM solutions are traditional three-tier applications. Starting with the database tier, you want to make sure that you have robust hardware to provide a scalable and highly available database infrastructure.

When it Comes to Cloud Security, Everyone’s Got to Do Their Part

I’ve had a number of conversations with customers and prospects about cloud security recently and have been struck by how divergent people’s views are. Invariably, they fall into one of two camps. One camp, the “server huggers,” thinks the cloud is totally insecure because it is out of their control. These are usually IT people who have spent the last ten years learning the lesson that no vendor can be trusted and convincing themselves that the security requirements of their business are completely unique and unfathomable to anyone on the outside.

Washington Shifts to the Cloud

Check out our roundup of some of last week’s most interesting cloud-related news:

Identity as a Service (IDaaS)

For his February column for Windows IT Pro, Sean Deuby turned to identity predictions from the most recent Gartner Identity and Access Management (IAM) Summit. One of the biggest takeaways for Deuby was the way enterprises are evolving to integrate Identity as a Service providers to Active Directory functionality:

Great Sales and Engineering Teams Share the Same DNA — For the Most Part

Last week, I welcomed Adam Aarons and Hector Aguilar to the Okta team and offered some thoughts, culled from my time as an engineer, on what constitutes a great engineering team. It was meant as a bit of advice (for what it was worth), to Hector, our new VP of engineering – because admittedly, I’m an engineer at heart. I ran engineering at before founding Okta, and I approach most problems with an engineering mindset.

Lessons on Building a Great Engineering Team (and Why Rockstar Sales Teams Aren’t All That Different)

With Adam Aarons (SVP of worldwide sales) and Hector Aguilar (VP of engineering) joining the Okta team, I thought I’d reflect on what makes a great engineering team — and how that philosophy also applies to building a rockstar sales team. I’ll get into sales next week, but first here are some thoughts on what makes a high performing engineering team tick that I’ve picked up along the way. There are a few key parts of the puzzle, but none are more important than talent.

Enterprise Software: The New Cool Kids in Tech

Well, we might not have won a Crunchie on Tuesday night — congrats to Dropbox, which cleaned up, winning best cloud service and best overall startup — but we’re not hanging our heads. We were thrilled to be one of six finalists in a stacked bracket, and we’re even more thrilled that enterprise software’s gone mainstream, maybe even sexy.