Gartner Predicts Cloud IAM Will Grow 500 Percent by 2015

At a recent summit, Gartner analysts made strong assertions about cloud-based IAM’s growing predominance, predicting that cloud IAM will grow 500 percent from 2012 to 2015 (source: Gartner "A Guide to Making the Right Choices in the Expanding IDaaS Market, Gregg Kreizman, April 20, 2012). In addition, they predict that IDaaS will account for 25…

Setting the 'Leadership DNA' of your Start-up: Five Lessons I've Learned

In a post earlier today on Fast Company, I discuss why the first five hires are so critical for all start-ups, and why that "leadership DNA" makes or breaks companies. Have a look below, and be sure to head over to Fast Company to read the full article: For any company — whether you’re manufacturing athletic shoes, selling medical devices or…

Enterasys Networks’ Dan Petlon Named ‘Enterprise CIO of the Year’

At Okta, we work with some of the most innovative CIOs out there. Some have led their companies almost completely to the cloud, and others are helping balance a mix of cloud and on-premises apps, accessible from every device. Dan Petlon, CIO at Enterasys Networks, one of our earliest customers, certainly falls into the first camp. Dan and his team…

Grace Under Pressure: CloudFlare’s Security Breach & Transparent Response

Security breaches occur. We’ve seen it time and again, but sometimes a company’s response and transparency about what happened – and why – can more than restore its customers’ confidence, but also showcase the type of company it is. Such is the case with CloudFlare, a web performance and security company that experienced a security breach last…

Glimpsing the Future of the Cloud at Dreamforce 2012 (#DF12)

Dreamforce is a landmark event every year. It’s certainly the year’s most important cloud event – and, beyond that – it’s just a scene. The Red Hot Chili Peppers, after all, will kick off the conference’s opening day. A technology conference and one of the biggest names in music? Only at Dreamforce… Growing Cloud Acceptance Looking back, it’s been…

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