How effective identity management reins shadow IT and password sprawl

By Quinton Wall, Director of Technical Platform Marketing, – @quintonwall

The cloud has sped up and simplified many aspects of IT. Enterprises and end-users alike have incredibly swift and affordable access to more applications and IT resources than ever before.

This access helps cut or keep costs low and enables businesses to innovate and respond to evolving market demands. However, in other ways, this explosion of apps and devices brings considerable new challenges to IT management.

Today there is no let up of business departments that are building their own applications, or turning to the web for cloud services, and as a result it is next to impossible for IT teams to maintain insight into where data is going or what applications employees are accessing. Additionally, an explosion of devices and cloud applications have hit enterprises in recent years—with most large organisations having hundreds of applications in use …