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Next week, I will be taking part in the CoSN Annual Conference from March 16-19 in Atlanta. CoSN, or Consortium for School Networking, is the leading association for school district technology leaders. I’ve attended this conference before; however, this year’s theme of ‘Enabling Your Digital Leap’ is quite intriguing.

Last week I was in Wisconsin attending the BrainStorm 16.0 conference where I had an epiphany:

Identity management was originally developed to help organizations either adhere to external compliance concerns, such as HIPAA or SOX, or internal governance concerns like process controls. The net result of these concerns was automating processes to force compliance. Technically speaking, automation then became a side effect of compliance.

In education, however, the initial concern was not governance, but rather the bulk management of massive environments. A school’s entrypoint to identity management had always started with automation.

At Brainstorm 16.0, I realized that schools are now more and more concerned with ensuring appropriate student/teacher access to systems and programs, which, ironically, is actually the old way of seeing identity management.

Joining over 100 corporations including Apple, Google, Khan Academy, and Microsoft, we are pleased to support Student Privacy Pledge in their mission to safeguard the privacy of students in grades K through 12.

Identity Automation has been selected to build the world’s largest cloud identity platform to service millions of users across the state of North Carolina.

Identity Automation will be at the Texas Computer Education Association Conference (TCEA), Feb 9-11, 2011 in Austin, Texas!

Identity Automation believes in giving back to the community and has, for the past three years, participated in efforts to raise money for the Spring ISD Education Foundation whose mission it is to “...generate and distribute resources to the Spring Independent School District to enhance the quality of education.”

Identity Automation completed its first CoSN event and views the participation in the event as a tremendous value add to the organization.

Identity Automation is proud to announce that we are a Platinum Sponsor for the June 17-18 CoSN CTO Clinic in Katy, Texas.