The Evolving Role of a CIO: Driving Digital Transformation in M&As

Today’s rapid digital evolution has resulted in the transformation of M&As. Traditionally, M&As focus on four core aspects: global expansion and increasing operations in foreign markets; expanding product offerings and acquiring new technology; retaining talent during the M&A process (a time often fraught with high employee churn); and…

Question Everything: A Day in the Life with Morgan Eisler

Morgan Eisler, lead UX researcher at Okta, gets to “pick people’s brains for a living”. A vital link between our customers and product, Morgan spends her days working cross-functionally to discover Okta’s research needs and then work with customers to make sure our products deliver and meet their needs. After getting a taste of Morgan’s work in…

A Reflection on Our Identity in 2017

While there has been a wave of change both inside and outside of technology over the past 12 months, I’m continually proud of this team for staying true to our identity. Our identity is who we are, what we believe in, and it’s core to our business (in case you missed it, here’s why we think it’s important). Our identity guides how we treat our…

3 Experts Weigh in on the Future of Identity and Security

As companies move their infrastructure to the cloud, there are a number of unique challenges with modernizing identity management. At the forefront are concerns about keeping systems secure while still enabling access for end users that need it. With this in mind, we asked a panel of industry leaders to talk about challenges facing enterprise IT…

Okta for Good: Holiday Giving Gets Personal

When a former work colleague asked me to join her for volunteering five years ago, I’ll be honest — I didn’t want to go. The event was with an organization that helped homeless clients connect with social service providers in San Francisco. I didn’t see myself as a “volunteer” or “do-gooder type,” and homelessness, especially in San Francisco,…

How Okta Delivers a Zero Trust Solution for Customers

The traditional workspace is a thing of the past. Employees need to stay productive whether they are working from the office, home, or a coffee shop – any location with access to the internet could be a potential workspace. This trend in work habits is largely due to the increased adoption of cloud applications in the enterprise – whether you have…

A New Kind of Developer Conference

At one point or another, all of us change our approach to software development (and life in general). Change is one of the things that keeps the industry fresh and interesting. I’ve come to realize that the important thing isn’t how you build software or how you live: it’s how open you are to change and how flexible you are when you *need to…

How to Avoid the Complexities of Traditional M&A with Okta

In today’s competitive environment, we often see companies expand their market share via mergers & acquisitions. A clear vision for planning identity and access management during an M&A transaction is critical to ensure success. However, the technical challenges that come with a standard M&A project – things like domain consolidation,…

Innovating Identity on the Blockchain

The blockchain is frequently referred to as the technology that will disrupt, transform and reimagine how things are done today. To date, the most successful application of the blockchain is digital currency, especially Bitcoin. The Bitcoin phenomenon started in 2008 and the Bitcoin blockchain has operated without significant disruption since…

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