cloud adoption

How ThoughtWorks Gained Better Security and Increased Productivity—by Losing Their Dependence on AD

ThoughtWorks began its journey away from Active Directory (AD) less than three years ago, though Philip Ibarrola, ThoughtWorks TechOps Head of Technology, says it was a long time coming. ThoughtWorks was once a Microsoft-only shop: Microsoft servers, Windows-based laptops, and security and authentications, all managed by AD. But since 2011, the…

Why It’s Time to Break Up with Active Directory

Do you still use a cell phone designed in 1999? Would you risk letting your teenager drive a 20-year-old car with 20-year-old airbags? Probably not. In an era of innovation and disruption, leading companies pride themselves on constantly adopting new and better technologies. So why is it that some of those same enterprises continue to rely on…

How Cloud Migration Supports Education

It’s no secret that cloud computing is disrupting the education industry, making learning much more flexible and accessible than ever before. Currently, 39% of higher education applications operate on the cloud, and that’s expected to grow to 62% by 2021. From Office 365 and Google Drive to learning management systems like Canvas and Blackboard,…

London Calling: #OktaForum Crosses the Pond

First it was the Windy City, then the Big Apple and, to complete our inaugural Identity & Mobility Forum series, our team most recently headed to London. We met with hundreds of IT leaders at the Oxo Tower Wharf for our final Forum event a couple weeks ago. It was an incredible opportunity for us to hear IT leaders discuss their cloud and…

Why Chiquita Brands International Goes Bananas for Okta

A little over six years ago, before enterprises were fully comfortable with cloud applications, Chiquita migrated all of their applications off-premises. With more than 20,000 employees and a large batch of applications, Chiquita needed a way to manage identity and access seamlessly across all offices, countries and climates. We recently sat down…

Make Us Your To-Do List: 5 Reasons to Choose Okta

Busy day? We know you’re probably reading this right now while avoiding an epic Monday to-do list. If “streamline my IT operations system and move to the cloud” is on that to-do list, then you stumbled upon the perfect place to procrastinate. Our customers love to talk about how we’ve helped them manage the same task so, in the spirit of lists…

Staffing the Cloud with Skilled Employees

As more and more IT services get shifted to the cloud, the demand for talent becomes an increasingly important issue. In an article for CIO, Meredith Levinson describes the challenges facing CIOs in finding employees. Levinson cites data from Wanted Analytics that found from February 2011 to 2012 there was a 99 percent increase in job ads for IT…

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