CoSN Preview: Education's Digital Leap to the Cloud

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.

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My Epiphany at Brainstorm 16.0

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.

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Identity Automation Is a Proud Signatory of the Student Privacy Pledge

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.

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Identity and access management for 10 million users? No sweat!

Identity Automation was featured in a recent Network World article:

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K-12 schools make the grade

Network World published an article entitled K-12 schools can make the grade with identity and access management featuring one of Identity Automation’s customers and the use of our software in their environment:

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DSS Edmodo Adapter Released

We are proud to announce the Edmodo adapter for DSS!

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BYOD The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Today I read an article in NetworkWorld entitled “BYOD early adopters cite sticker shock”. I have discussed BYOD with many of our customers and, personally, I can’t buy into it. To explain, here is my take on BYOD, the good, the bad and the ugly.

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Expanded Footprint with Cloud Based Integration Offering

Identity Automation and COMPanion Corp have secured new school district customers in Maine and New Mexico.

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Web Services Server for Microsoft Live@EDU

Identity Automation is pleased to announce the release of its Web Services Server for MicrosoftLive@EDU.

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