Cracking the Code to Business Benefits With Identity and Access Management

As part of my client visits as an IT transformation consultant, I regularly come across executives who question the value of an identity and access management (IAM) solution for their organization. They wonder if it is just adding another tool to the already complex infrastructure into which they are trying to attain visibility. I then ask them what their objectives are for the next 5 years and the answer is consistently:  better business alignment through adoption of agile and flexible IT models, cost savings, improved compliance performance against standards and regulations during audits, countering security threats, and differentiating themselves from competitors. Once these objectives are laid out, all that is required is 5 minutes of discussion around the key traits of an industry-leading IAM solution to bring them to the realization that it could enable the organization to achieve its objectives.

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Source: isaca.org