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Gartner Symposium - Prediction for the Future of IAM


Kurt JohnsonThis week over 8400 attendees including CIOs and senior IT leaders met for a deep dive into the future of IT at the Gartner Symposium in Orlando, Florida. ComputerWorld national correspondent, Robert Mitchell, blogged about the conference, specifically Gartner analysts’ top 10 predictions about what they think the future holds -- from big data to smart phones to social networks. Gartner’s worldwide IT spending forecast for 2013 projects $3.7 trillion in sales, up 3.8 percent over 2012, with the market continuing to grow at that rate at least through 2016.

Gartner’s prediction that identity and access management (IAM) technology will become more strategic by delivering intelligence is in line with where we at Courion see the market heading. Organizations collect large amounts of user access data, but need an easier way to identify associations and patterns that might violate compliance guidelines or company policies. By giving organizations a way to analyze risk associated with user access on a continuous basis and by portraying risk in graphical profiles, (i.e. heat maps) they will have the intelligence needed to determine whether the right people have the right access to the right systems and are doing the right things with that access.

We recently announced that HCR ManorCare (ow.ly/e9Mhi) has deployed Courion’s Access Insight to better identify, quantify and manage potential risk of improper access to its systems and resources across 500 health care facilities in 32 states. A great example of adding intelligence to IAM.

Let me know how these predictions align with your predictions for the IAM market.



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