A CXOTalk With Todd McKinnon

Last week, our CEO Todd McKinnon sat down (or rather, “hung out”) with Michael Krigsman to discuss tech valuations, the future of identity management, and cloud and mobile adoption trends on a recent episode of CXOTalk. Okta is in an exciting period of growth for the company, with hundreds of employees, thousands of customers, and a new round of…

Shaping the Future: How IT Leaders are Turning Responsibility into Opportunity

We recently wrote about the expanding role of IT (and why you should take your CIO to lunch!). As organizations in every industry increasingly lean on their IT teams to support critical business services, CIOs are facing bigger responsibilities than ever before. Thanks to the rise of infrastructure and software as a service, CIOs can embrace these…

UK Businesses: It’s Time to Ban Your Mother’s Maiden Name

Last month we released our first ever “Businesses @ Work” Report, which shares findings from our network of 4,000 applications, thousands of custom integrations and millions of daily authentications and verifications around the world. Our dataset identifies several fascinating industry trends for those making or considering significant investment…

A Day in the Life of Cathy Tanimura: Building Our Analytics + Big Data Practice

For years, big data has been one of the hottest buzzwords in technology. And despite its hype, many companies and analysts still consider it a relatively obscure concept that they haven’t quite gotten their arms around. Not at Okta. We hired our first Director of Analytics and Big Data back in September 2013 to define our strategy, promote data…

Software is Eating the World – Don’t Get Eaten

CIOs are moving up in the world. We’re seeing IT leaders taking on strategic business roles, getting promoted to CEO and appointed as board members. And it’s no coincidence. A fitting motto for the modern CIO is the adage, “Times of great change also bring great opportunity.” The new world of mobile apps, cloud services, and the Internet of Things…

Dreamforce Picks for the IT Pro

Dreamforce 2015 is less than a week away and that means it’s crunch time. You’ve made sure your outfit doesn’t clash with your lanyard, reserved your hotel room and mastered the lyrics to every Foo Fighters song to prepare for their Thursday night performance. But with more than 130,000 attendees and 1,500 sessions to choose from, Salesforce’s…

Meet Okta Adaptive MFA

We’re pleased to announce that our new product, Okta Adaptive Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) is generally available today. Okta Adaptive MFA, which companies can purchase as a standalone product, offers a broad set of easy-to-use factors combined with policy-driven contextual access management — all informed by data from our thousands of…

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