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This month, we wanted to highlight our resident “Problem Solver Extraordinaire,” David Redmond. Dave is truly a jack-of-all-trades, dividing his time across many different areas of our business—giving product demonstrations, leading Proofs of Concepts (POCs), writing and reviewing Statements of Work, contributing to advisory services and professional services engagements, training staff and more!   He travels quite frequently but his exact whereabouts always remain classified (Maybe we should do a new blog series … Where in the World is Dave Redmond?...Catchy!).
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One of Identropy's most popular blog posts is our "Top 10 Common Pitfalls of an IAM Initiative." It's hard to believe, but that article was written seven years ago and still is chock full of relevant and accurate information. That being said, seven years is a long time and we felt it was necessary to take a look at the list, review it, and make some updates to move it forward to the world of IAM ...
Personal story time: I went to my usual place to get a haircut recently and there was a new stylist. I explained what I wanted and she started to go to work. Right away, I could tell she was nervous, maybe even new, and I was getting that "something's not right" feeling. A few minutes went by and I could tell she was struggling with the cut. Now there isn't anything specifically difficult about ...
Being an Identity and Access Management consultant is cool. I get to work with clients big and small across various industries. I run into new challenges each time and I love developing innovative approaches to solving these challenges. But as fun as it is to innovate, there are certain undeniable truths in IAM that provide the foundation for good advice.
When tasked with developing an IAM program in your organization, or in charge of trying to fix a broken one, finding the right solutions and products can be overwhelming!  You're barraged with a multitude of questions in the process such as: How do you know which solutions are the best ones for your organization's needs and overall goals? What’s the most reliable, secure and easy to install or ...
Did you know that we have some rock stars here at Identropy? Yup, it’s true!  We’re smart, passionate people that are tackling a serious problem, but not taking ourselves too seriously in the process.  And so, we thought it would be fun (and helpful) to start a new blog series that highlights our team members. We want you to get to know us – our personalities, experience and expertise on all ...
Gartner published its Magic Quadrant for Identity Governance and Administration (IGA) on February 22, 2017 and identified SailPoint as the clear leader in the IGA space. Gartner considers Oracle, CA and IBM as runners up. This is the second year in a row that SailPoint is the only “best of breed” solution in the Leader Quadrant. Although that is very significant, from Identropy’s point of view, ...
The RSA Conference 2017 in San Francisco has just concluded. For those unfamiliar, it is one of the biggest information security shows in the US. This year, the attendance climbed to over 40,000 people. Over the past week, I had the opportunity to hear from some of the brightest minds in the field of InfoSec. I spent many hours on the expo floor looking at and talking with various vendors. I also ...
It has been just over a year since I joined the dark side started IAM consulting. Prior to that, I spent over a dozen years in the daily trenches of IAM–administrating, managing, directing, operating, supporting, justifying, marketing–you name it. Over the past year, I've been part of over a dozen IAM advisory engagements. In no particular order, here is what I've learned:
Now that’s a silly premise… or is it? For those unfamiliar, World of Warcraft (WoW) is a massively multiplayer game set in a high fantasy world replete with elves, orcs, dwarves, and big bad bosses that require dozens of players cooperating to beat them. It’s played by millions of people around the world and is one of the most successful games of all time.