Recent Posts by Tim Till

 
Timothy Till has been a leader in solution sales since 1997, helping customers leverage technology to grow their business, and mitigate the costs of expanding. After joining the company in March 2008, Tim led Identity Automation's public sector sales efforts to record-breaking success year after year. He is a regular contributor to the Identity Automation Blog, a published science-fiction author, a martial arts instructor, and a subject matter expert on identity and access management use cases in K-12 and higher education.
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CETPA 2016 - East Side Union HSD’s Journey to Automation, SSO Shootout, and More

This week, I’m heading to Sacramento, California for the 2016 CETPA Annual Conference. Held by the California Educational Technology Professionals Association (CETPA), the conference is attended by IT professionals from K-12 school districts throughout the state.

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We’re Teaming Up with New Caney ISD to Talk About Deploying 1:1 Chromebook Initiatives & Google Apps for Education at FAEDS 2016


When Dustin Hardin became the Director of Technology for New Caney Independent School District in 2011, the district didn't have WiFi or student accounts and only had basic email for staff. However, district leadership had ambitious goals: to implement 21st century teaching methodologies in the form of digitized learning and ongoing student-teacher engagement. To get there, New Caney ISD created a program called 1:Vision, with the goal of issuing a laptop to each student in grades 3-12.

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How to Avoid a Zombie Account Apocalypse with IDM



They’re there, lurking, seemingly lifeless, clinging to the shadows.  Even just one of them is dangerous, but when they amass in a horde, they can become an overwhelming throng of chaos, destroying everything their path. 

Sounds like fiction, right? Well, unfortunately this type of zombie – zombie accountsis all too real.

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ISTE 2016 Recap: Talking Identity Management, Student Data Rostering, and Student Data Privacy

At the end of June, I joined more than 16,000 ed tech leaders as they converged on Denver, Colorado for a week of idea sharing, collaboration, and networking at the 2016 ISTE Conference & Expo. 

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Clayton County Public Schools Choose Identity and Access Management Solution from Identity Automation

Located in the Atlanta suburb of Jonesboro, Georgia, Clayton County Public Schools (CCPS) is future-forward district with a vision of making the digital classroom a reality for its more than 55,000 students, staff, and administrators. As part of this, CCPS is aggressively working towards district-wide adoption of cloud-based education technology.

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We’ve Joined the WSIPC Purchasing Program

School district IT departments are under great pressure to do more with less. While much more focus tends to be placed on technologies that are used inside the classroom, those technologies are only possible with strong infrastructure in place on the backend. However, the money for both classroom and infrastructure technologies usually comes from the same budget, a budget which never seems to be large enough.

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The Laughing Matter


I stand in front of more than 70 IT security professionals giving a presentation on security gaps associated with managing the access of
users who are not traditional employees. As is the norm, I pepper the presentation with some light attempts at humor to keep people engaged. Each quirky joke I share elicits the desired chuckle or murmur of amusement from the crowd.

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Texas Technology Summit: Presenting on the Challenges of Today's Contingent Workforce

Our first conference this year is the Texas Technology Summit on February 9th in Houston, Texas where we’ll be exhibiting in booth #214. This year’s theme: “Conquering Your IT and Security Objectives.” At Texas Tech, CIOs and IT professionals can get the right tools and make vital connections to best prepare companies for the broad spectrum of ever-changing technology trends.

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Top EDU Blog Posts You Loved in 2015 and Trends We Saw

For us here at Identity Automation, we witnessed amazing growth in the education tech sector this year. It’s been quite a ride... from North Carolina’s Department of Public Instruction’s roll out of its cloud entity platform to our irrefutable support of the Student Privacy Pledge.

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