IDaaS

Identity as a Service (IDaaS) describes a group of organizations like Okta that offer identity solutions that allow admins to secure their digital information, from cloud-based apps to on-prem services. Single sign-on is one key element of IDaaS, while lifecycle management and user credentials round out the IDaaS platform.

Rethinking AD: The Four Stages of Separation, Part 2

In part one of The Four Stages of Separation from Active Directory (AD), we covered stages 1 - 3: 1. Where are you today? 2. Make sure you’re safe, and 3. Get everyone together. In part 2, we’ll cover Stages 4.1 and 4.2, and we’ll describe a few customers who started this journey and detail where they are today. Still wondering why you should…

Rethinking AD: The Four Stages of Separation, Part 1

In the first blog of this series, we explained why it’s time to break-up with Active Directory (AD). In the second, we listed the top five things you can look forward to after making the change. So now we’re breaking down the four stages of separation you’re going to experience as you reduce your dependency on, and potentially leave, Active…

Supporting the UK’s Ambitious Government Transformation Strategy

All over the world, governments are developing ambitious digital transformation strategies to provide better public services more efficiently and cost effectively. The UK government is no exception. In fact, it’s Government Transformation Strategy is one of the most far-reaching projects of its kind, aiming to use a £450m budget to save £3.5bn by…

Building on a History of Industry Recognition: Okta named a Leader in Forrester IDaaS Research

This week, analyst firm Forrester released research recognizing Okta as a Leader in the Identity-as-a-Service market (IDaaS). The report, The Forrester Wave™: Identity-As-A-Service, Q4 2017,* ranks Okta the highest in both the “current offering” and “strategy” categories among seven IDaaS vendors. You can check out the Wave graphic and get the…

Busting Myths: What is Single Sign-On?

Like almost everyone in the working world, I have a username and password for my work email and my personal email. And like anyone who runs social media for a tech company, I also regularly check Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn accounts throughout the day - but on both my personal account and on behalf of Okta. As one person with multiple digital…

5 Thoughts on How Identity Management Can Accelerate Digital Transformation

Enterprises are increasingly turning to digital transformation to make employees more productive and deliver new experiences to customers, however applying legacy technology for these use cases often takes too long. According to our most recent research with IDG, this balancing act can be difficult to scale. In the study, we asked IT leaders to…

Credentials: You Can’t Take Them With You

There is a price tag on misused credentials. This week, as Rachel King at the Wall Street Journal reports, Tata Consultancy Services’ (TCS) bill came out to $940 million. An employee at TCS was found to have used credentials from a previous contracting job at Kaiser to access more than 6,000 confidential files on Epic System’s web portal. Prior…

Office 365 Deployment Today, Diverse Cloud Future Tomorrow

We've written before about Office 365's popularity as a result of Microsoft's pursuit of the enterprise and massive push to the cloud. But Office 365 isn't the only app winning this game. Many cloud apps — from Box and Workday to relative newcomers Slack, Envoy and Zapier — are collectively taking the enterprise by storm. According to our data,…

A Day in the Life of Bob Burke: From Successful Customer to Customer Success

Having previously spent eight years as a director of IT, Bob Burke — Okta's Director of Customer Success in EMEA — is by no means a stranger to the challenges that senior IT leaders face in today's cloud and mobile world. Introducing new technology can be a strenuous process, which is why the team at Okta strives to make the complex world of…

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