Small- to medium-sized business (SMB) Office 365 users be advised: Come October 1st, your subscriptions are going to change.
With businesses increasingly eyeing the cloud for data storage purposes, and Microsoft and Google continuing to compete against one another for customers, it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that the two giant companies are turning toward storage to attract new customers and retain current ones.
Automatically provisioning and de-provisioning employees with the right applications and privileges not only improves IT productivity, but is critical to increasing IT security and compliance.
OneLogin’s Vice President of Products David Meyer wrapped up our most recent webinar by exploring what OneLogin means for your business’ management of Office 365. The highlight of David’s presentation was his demonstration of OneLogin for Office 365, which you can view in its entirety below.
(Note: This is the second installation of a three-part blog series. Click here for the first post on best practices for migrating to Office 365.) Now that we’ve looked at best practices to consider before, during and after migrating to Office 365, let’s take a look at solving the identity management and single sign-on challenges with Office 365. As I discussed during the webinar, Microsoft has defined three main identity management models for Office 365:
Interactive Intelligence, which provides cloud and on-premises solutions for contact center, unified communications and business process automation, was having a difficult time managing applications, usernames and passwords using just Active Directory logins. As soon as the company began implementing an increasing number of cloud-based applications, managing user security became like the "Wild, Wild West," says Nirav Shah, director of information systems at Interactive Intelligence. “People did whatever, and there was no company policy for managing application access.”
BYOD is a beast. Attempting to tame it, many enterprises have rushed to implement MDM solutions in response to BYOD, but MDM falls short because:
There's been a whole lot written about the changing role of IT lately. While IT’s job is to provide the technology resources the company needs to survive and thrive, all too often there are clashes between the marketing department's need to deploy a cool new app quickly, for example, and IT's need to ensure the security of the enterprise as a whole.
Microsoft Active Directory remains a key piece of IT infrastructure for most enterprises. In order to help customers integrate their Active Directory infrastructure with cloud applications like Office 365, OneLogin has to stay in tune with AD’s latest developments
Collin Hachwi, IT infrastructure manager at Digital Intelligence Systems (DISYS), supports the company’s team of more than 650 employees and 4,000 independent consultants around the globe—many of whom are remote workers who use their own desktops, laptops, tablets or smartphones to conduct business. DISYS, a global managed stafﬁng and services company, utilizes cloud-based enterprise applications such as SalesForce to streamline many of its business processes, but when it came time to add new applications into the mix, Hachwi knew the company needed to consider a strong identity management solution that was scalable to accommodate the addition of new applications and users.