SaaS

Making 2021 the Year of Rapid Innovation

There’s no question that 2020 will go down in history as an unprecedented and challenging year. But in spite of this—or even because of it—we’ve seen several breakthroughs in science and technology. Take the vaccines that have been developed to combat COVID-19. Before the pandemic, there had never been a vaccine created in under a year, nor one…

Founders in Focus: Jody Shapiro of Productiv

Each month, we chat with a founder of a company in the Okta Ventures portfolio for our Founders in Focus series to take a closer look at the companies at the cutting edge of security, identity, and privacy. This month, we’re hearing from Jody Shapiro, founder and CEO at Productiv. What is Productiv and what is your mission? Productiv is an…

5 Takeaways from CIOs at Dreamforce

One of my favorite things about working as CIO is the opportunity to widely learn from experts at all professional levels. That’s why Declan Morris, CIO at Splunk, and I hosted an invitation-only dinner for IT leaders during Salesforce’s annual Dreamforce conference. The theme of the dinner was ‘life in the cloud’, with a specific emphasis on the…

Connect, Collaborate, Create the Next Big Thing with Okta and Box Platform

As enterprises continue to go digital, they’ll be looking for new opportunities to interact and integrate in order to create better experiences for employees, customers and partners. Together, Okta and Box’s platforms enable organizations and developers to build best-in-class identity and content collaboration into their applications, serving as…

Identity and Access Management Challenges with Your SaaS Apps

The largest enterprises with the most sophisticated IT teams in the world are now starting to adopt SaaS applications. They now see that SaaS is not just a new deployment model. With faster innovation cycles and all customers running the same version, SaaS applications are quickly becoming the best applications in every category of IT. As a result…

Okta Welcomes Mike Kourey to its Board of Directors

I'm pleased to share that Mike Kourey has joined Okta's board of directors and will serve as the chairman of the audit committee. Mike is the chief financial officer at Medallia and has held executive, board and advisory roles at high-growth technology companies for more than 25 years. Mike brings to Okta a unique balance of expertise in corporate…

#Oktane15 Insider’s Guide – Security Edition

Oktane15 is just a few days away! In preparation for the event, we're highlighting must-see sessions and activities categorized by theme so you can rock our annual user conference like a pro – whether you're an Oktane veteran or joining us for the first time. In the third and final edition of our blog series, here's your Oktane15 Insider's Guide…

Is Your Product Enterprise-Ready? (Part 1: Enterprise Authentication)

For many companies, creating an “enterprise-grade” product is the ultimate dream: Build an early version to fit smaller organizations’ requirements, demonstrate market viability and, finally, scale to larger customers. To be sure, that process of building an enterprise-grade SaaS product – and growing into a stable company that can support it – is…

New Year, New Use Cases: How We're Driving New Kinds of Value for Cloud Service Providers

Okta was founded in 2009 with unwavering focus on customer success. As we grow, we’ve continued to learn about the companies with which we work, the unique challenges they face and new ways that we can provide massive value for their businesses – and also the audiences that matter most to them. And in doing so, we’re increasingly finding that our…

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