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Creating Operational Efficiencies in Identity and Access Management

Companies spend a fortune—often without realizing it—on identity and access management. If you asked the average IT manager if he’d be willing to hire one person to wash his clothes, another to put them in the dryer, another to fold them, and a fourth to put them in the basket, he would probably look incredulous and ask why a single person couldn't handle all of those tasks. Yet many IT managers preside over a similar assortment of redundancies, spending money to maintain disparate systems that all perform essentially the same task in very slightly different ways.

Many efficiencies can be realized by understanding where money is being spent unnecessarily. As with many IT challenges, additional tools or solutions may be required to achieve those efficiencies, so in addition to understanding where improvements can be made, we also need to discuss how those improvements can be funded.