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IdentityFirst.org Announces Inaugural Global Summit on Identity Management from October 29 – 30, 2014

IT Leaders to Share Identity Management Challenges, Best Practices and Vision in Their Transformation to Identity First and Explore the Future of Active Directory (AD), Cloud Directory, Mobile Identity, Workday-Driven Identity Management

San Francisco, CA – Sept. 9, 2014 – IdentityFirst.org, the first industry forum focused on best practices for identity management in a world dominated by cloud and mobile technologies, today announced its inaugural community-sponsored Summit 2014: Define the Path to Identity First to be held October 29-30, 2014, at the Cavallo Point Historic Lodge in Sausalito, Calif. IT Executives from Yahoo, Netflix, Pandora, The Carlyle Group, Yelp and others will share their identity management transformation challenges and best practices in a series of keynote, panel and working sessions that explore the future of Active Directory (AD), cloud directory, mobile identity, social identity, the SAML standard, becoming an Identity First Enterprise and more.

Targeted at IT practitioners whose enterprises are rapidly adopting new cloud apps and extending on-premises applications to the cloud, Summit 2014 will reveal successful strategies and best practices related to strengthening security and identity compliance, reducing identity management costs and increasing employee access to the apps they need — while enabling them to be good security citizens.

Summit session topics include:

  • Findings of the 2014 Identity First Benchmark Study
  • Why SAML? How are we going to get app vendors to adopt it?
  • How to establish Workday-driven identity management
  • Cloud directory – Is AD Dead?
  • What will replace Mobile Device Management?
  • Social identity – Does it have a role in the enterprise?
  • Identity management’s role in audit – Best way to scale compliance management

Participants in the working sessions will jointly craft the next iteration of the community-sourced “Identity First Manifesto” and “Quantifying the Benefits of Enterprise Identity Management.”

Event Details

What: Summit 2014: Define the Path to Identity First

When: Wed. October 29, 2014 – Thur. October 30, 2014

Where: Cavallo Point Historic Lodge 601 Murray Circle, Sausalito, California

Reservations: www.IdentityFirst.org

About IdentityFirst.org

IdentityFirst.org is a professional community and an online forum. It is the first industry forum focused on best practices for identity management in a world dominated by cloud and mobile technologies. This growing group of IT practitioners come from enterprises that are rapidly adopting new cloud apps and extending on-premises applications to the cloud but are short on resources and expertise to efficiently and securely control application access and manage the identities that touch corporate data. The community is committed to strengthening security and compliance, reducing identity management costs, and increasing employee access to the apps they need — while enabling them to be good security citizens. Member-driven publications, events and primary research focus on collecting the goals, challenges and best practices that transform an enterprise into an Identity First organization.

Established in April 2014, the founding community of IdentityFirst.org experts includes Thomas Pedersen, CEO of OneLogin and other noted IT and security experts from a number of companies including Yahoo, Homeland Security, Netflix, Zendesk, Dropbox, GoPro, Google, McKesson, Verizon, eBay, Pandora and hundreds of others. Learn more about membership and the forums by visiting www.IdentityFirst.org.

Contact Information:
For IdentityFirst.org
Theresa Smith
Kickstart Consulting
Ph: 818-704-8481
tsmith@kickstartconsulting.com

New Office 365 Options for SMBs: Reduced Costs, Additional Functionality

Small- to medium-sized business (SMB) Office 365 users be advised: Come October 1st, your subscriptions are going to change.

The good news? They’re changing for the better.

Earlier this month, Microsoft announced it will be offering three new subscriptions to Office 365 for SMBs with up to about 250 employees. So get ready to say goodbye to Office 365 Small Business, Office 365 Small Business Premium and Office 365 Midsized Business.

And say hello to:

  • Office 365 Business Essentials: This subscription gives businesses access to email and calendar functions through Exchange; Office Online; online meetings, instant messaging and video conferencing through Lync; cloud storage; file sharing; and more. Users also will get access to Yammer, the enterprise social networking tool, as well as Active Directory support. This offering costs $5 per month per user.
  • Office 365 Business: This package gives users access to the full suite of downloadable Office 365 applications including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Publisher, as well as 1TB of OneDrive cloud storage. These apps can be accessed across multiple devices. At $8.25 per user per month, this version doesn’t include Exchange, Lync or Sharepoint.
  • Office 365 Business Premium: The best of both worlds, this package combines the other two. It costs $12.50 per user per month. For current Midsize Business customers, this option results in a price reduction of $30 per user over the course of a year.

Microsoft says the new packages provide customers with more choice, more value and more flexibility.

How the Change Will Go Into Effect for Existing Office 365 Customers

Current customers will be gradually migrated to the new plans. For example, Office 365 Midsize Business customers will see their per-seat monthly costs reduced from $15 to $12.50 the next time they renew. Microsoft will gradually migrate its customers over to the new services, but no one will be forced to make changes until Oct. 1, 2015.

The company says there won’t be any downtime during these migrations. What’s more, pertinent new updates and additional functionality will still be added to existing programs, so businesses don’t have to feel pressured to deploy the new subscriptions as soon as Oct. 1 rolls around.

Cost savings and added functionality coupled with no pressure: What’s not to like?

OneLogin Recognized by CRN as a 2014 Emerging Vendor

List Highlights Hottest Tech Startups Impacting the IT Channel, Technology Industry

San Francisco, CA – July 21, 2014 – OneLogin, the innovator in identity management, today announced it has been recognized as one of 2014’s hottest emerging technology vendors by CRN, the top news source for solution providers and the IT channel. The annual Emerging Vendors list identifies up-and-coming technology vendors that have introduced innovative new products, creating opportunities for channel partners in North America to create high-margin, cutting-edge solutions for their customers.

As IT organizations increasingly seek to eliminate the risks, complexity and administrative cost inherent in managing individual usernames and passwords for the array of applications used by employees and partners, OneLogin offers the fastest, easiest and most secure path to cloud-based single sign-on (SSO) enterprise identity management. A broad range of technology and application partners have already pre-integrated OneLogin into their applications – more than 3,600 applications in all, including over 450 SAML-enabled apps, such as Office 365, Google Apps, Workday, BMC Remedyforce, Salesforce, and EMC Syncplicity.

“Solution providers are always on the hunt for the next big technology trend so that they can bring new solutions to their customers before they even know they need them. These vendors are on the forefront of IT innovation and are offering products and services that channel partners can use to stay ahead of the competition,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company, publisher of CRN. “We congratulate 2014’s Emerging Vendors for creating the next wave of technology that will drive the IT industry forward and for opening the door to new, unique solutions from the IT channel.”

“Being named to the CRN’s 2014 Emerging Vendors list is immensely gratifying because it validates the feedback we are getting from the channel and our customers,” said Josh Greene, VP of Business Development at OneLogin. “Customers have told us they have an urgent need to reestablish secure control over an IT environment that is rapidly evolving to include cloud-based applications, and they are looking to their established channel partners to satisfy that need. Our multi-tier Channel Partner program easily extends a reseller’s value proposition into identity management and makes it easier for VARs to sell and support a cloud-based SSO identity management solution.”

Companies included in CRN’s 2014 Emerging Vendors list were founded in 2008 or later and are actively working with channel partners in North America. The list, along with information about each vendor, will be published in CRN’s August 2014 issue and will also be available online at www.crn.com.

About OneLogin

OneLogin is the innovator in enterprise identity management and provides the industry’s fastest, easiest and most secure solution for managing internal and external users across all devices and applications. The only Challenger in Gartner’s IDaaS MQ, considered a “Major Player” in IAM by IDC, and Ranked #1 in Network World Magazine’s review of SSO tools, OneLogin’s cloud identity management platform provides secure single sign-on, multi-factor authentication, integration with common directory infrastructures such as Active Directory and LDAP, user provisioning and more. OneLogin is SAML-enabled and pre-integrated with more than 3,600 applications commonly used by today’s enterprises, including Microsoft Office 365, Asure Software, BMC Remedyforce, Coupa, Box, Clarizen, DocuSign, Dropbox, Egnyte, EMC Syncplicity, EchoSign, Google Apps, Innotas, LotusLive, NetSuite, Oracle CRM On-Demand, Parature, Salesforce.com, SuccessFactors, WebEx, Workday, Yammer, ServiceNow, Zscaler and Zendesk. OneLogin, Inc. is backed by CRV and The Social+Capital Partnership.

Try OneLogin free at: http://www.onelogin.com/signup/
For more information: www.onelogin.com | Twitter: @onelogin.

About The Channel Company

The Channel Company is the channel community’s trusted authority for growth and innovation, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED, and SharedVue. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at www.thechannelcompany.com.

Contact Information:
For OneLogin
Theresa Smith
Kickstart Consulting
Ph: 818-704-8481
tsmith@kickstartconsulting.com

Identity & Integration: The Key Ingredients to SaaS Success



Do you have this problem?  

You’re an IT person and your company decides to move to the cloud – big time.   You now have to give your end users access to social apps, analytics, enterprise applications, and so on.  Plus, you still have all the application in house!  I can tell you are getting dizzy just thinking about it.  

I recently attended a session by SnapLogic and OneLogin that talks about this very issue.  I don’t want to do a spoiler alert so I will be brief.  IT wants simplicity and ease of implementation.  So, how do you achieve this?  SnapLogic offers an integration platform that combines all the necessary ingredients – application, process, data – to perform any integration requirements.  What about security and user management in this “new” environment?  OneLogin comes pre-integrated with SnapLogic, which eliminates user managed passwords and the risk of phishing.  Learn how you can employ single sign-on and enforce multi-factor authentication today!