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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…

FACT OR FICTION: SSO is Difficult to Deploy

  At Okta, we are highly invested in sharing the latest ideas and practices around authentication and security—and that requires some myth busting. This blog is the fourth in a series of posts meant to tackle common misunderstandings and myths around single sign-on (SSO). See below for our full list of the myths we've seen (and busted!) around…

FACT OR FICTION: SSO Slows Down IT

At Okta, we are highly invested in the latest ideas and practices around authentication and security—and that requires some myth busting. This blog is the third in a series of posts meant to tackle common misunderstandings and myths around single sign-on. See below for our full list of the myths we've seen (and busted!) around SSO. IT teams…

Waking Up With A Fresh Cup of Okta

Like most people who work in IT, I wake up and my mind immediately goes to the workday ahead — what problems are unresolved from yesterday? What systems need tending to? Who will need my support most urgently this morning? How many cups of coffee will I need to make it through the day? Coffee has been so critical to my morning routine — and to my…

Join Us on Monday at Okta HQ: ‘Exploring Cloud Strategies for the Modern Enterprise’

Big changes are affecting the enterprise as increased cloud and mobile adoption pushes businesses further beyond the firewall — and IT is right in the middle. That’s why we’ve gathered senior IT leaders from Ralph Loura (CIO, Clorox), Carl Eberling (CIO, Encore Capital), Evan Trent (SVP, School of Rock) and Dan Willey (CIO, Wilbur-Ellis) for an…

How Okta Helped School of Rock Start Rocking in the Cloud

Jack Black may not have had to worry about IT challenges in his 2003 movie “School of Rock,” but the real of School of Rock does. The music program, which encourages its students to rock on stage and in life, was founded as a single music school in Philadelphia in 1998. Almost fifteen years later, it’s now an international franchise, operating…

How the Cloud Impacts the Whole Business (IT Included)

In a recent Forbes piece, SAP’s Jacqueline Vanacek states a bold claim: Cloud computing will create more jobs than the Internet did because the cloud will alter the entire IT landscape. In the piece, Vanacek touches on the cloud’s impact on business growth, specifically: Capital efficiency: It’s easier and more affordable for businesses to build…

The Rise of the Cloud CIO – A Silver Lining for IT and the Business

“The cloud will change IT as nothing before it has. It may end up removing the last vestiges of the captive IT organization that "owns" its enterprise as surely as the enterprise owns IT. CIOs are right to start addressing it now.” – The Why of Cloud, Richard Hunter, Gartner Inc., December 2011 The Rise of the Cloud For over a decade now I have…

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