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Rescue Your IAM Function From Stagnation And Complacency

Use the recommendations in this report to enable & maintain healthy change in your organization in order to improve your IAM functions & processes for better security, compliance, and competitiveness.

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Key Takeaways

Temper Your Organization’s Worst Impulses Around Change
A healthy mix of optimism, innovation, agility, and skepticism keeps organizations competitive; change leaders, enablers, and resisters all have their place. But even IAM teams with the right mix to be competitive must track metrics, design comprehensive communications, and develop road maps that give shape to innovation.

Help Your Team Members Refresh Their Skills And Knowledge
Consider rewarding employees who take on one “fnd-the-bottleneck” project per month in the context of your road map. For example, new interoperability standards are emerging for provisioning, SSO, mobile, and other IAM functions; one of them likely aligns with a task that needs doing and gives team members a concrete reason to learn and grow.

Build Three-Year Technology Cycles Into Your IAM Organization’s Culture
Develop an IAM road map with the three layers of the culture pyramid in mind - innovation, the mainstream, and commodization - expecting a three-year cadence; cloud-deployed IAM solutions update even more rapidly. Expect new things to emerge in the top layer that you’ve never heard of, and use community mechanisms to spread the word on them.

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Why Read This Report

How do you avoid a culture of identity and access management (IAM) complacency and mediocrity in your organization? Over time, particularly in large organizations, individuals and teams get into bad habits, let their skills degrade, and build up dysfunctional relationships with other IAM stakeholders. Use the recommendations in this report to enable and maintain healthy change in your organization in order to improve your IAM functions and processes for better security, compliance, and competitiveness.

Budgets Are Stagnating Just When Organizations Demand IAM Change
The IAM function is struggling to garner enough attention and budget to tackle projects that confront signi!cant change. Even with the IAM landscape shi#ing and the need for thoughtful IAM solutions in an extended enterprise context growing, IT security spending on IAM is remains $at. According to our Forrsights Security Survey, Q2 2013, 8% of an organization’s IT security budget will go to IAM, the second lowest of the major security functions