New Research: K-12 Districts Must Face the Mounting Cybersecurity Challenges

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many K-12 educational institutions are using remote or hybrid learning models. This growing digital footprint has created a prime opportunity for malicious actors to take advantage of districts’ increased reliance on digital tools. 

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K-12 Education Funding: How Will You Use Your ESSER Fund?

Seemingly overnight, the entire face of K-12 education completely shifted. Due to COVID-19, schools were forced to rethink how to deliver education in a new digital format. The majority of districts did not have a 1:1 program in place, meaning new devices had to be made available and issued to individual students without funding, training, or time for planning.

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Bob Got Hit By a Bus: Overcoming IT Challenges in Higher Education

Sometimes complex problems require complex solutions. And sometimes those complex solutions cause even more complex problems. However, this cycle can be eliminated altogether by adhering to the one cardinal rule that we all learned in grade school: show your work!

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We’ve Partnered with Clever to Launch Clever IDM Enterprise by RapidIdentity!

I am thrilled to announce that Identity Automation has partnered with Clever, the most widely used digital learning platform in K-12 schools nationwide, to launch: Clever Identity Management (IDM) Enterprise by RapidIdentity.

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“Online Learning” vs. “Pandemic Learning”: The Role of Identity in K-12

2020 for K-12 districts was anything but standard— so how do we define the education model that occurred in this uncharted territory? 

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Identity Automation Announces New CEO

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Jim Harold as Chief Executive Officer effective August 10, 2020. Jim has over twenty years of experience successfully building and growing businesses at organizations in the enterprise software and SaaS spaces, such as Accenture, PeopleSoft, Neustar, and Acxiom.

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M&A Integration: The Top Four Identity Management Challenges

*Disclaimer: This article originally appeared on Forbes.

In recent years, mergers and acquisitions have seen a record number of transactions and continue to draw staggering figures. According to a recent IMAA report, 2018 saw about 49,000 global M&As with a combined enterprise value of $3.8 trillion. This year is projected to have similar or greater numbers.

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Don’t Mince the Meaning: Rostering vs. Provisioning & Their Roles in Enabling Digital Learning

According to a recent Gallup report regarding educational technology use in K-12, 65% of teachers say they use digital learning tools to teach every day. To provide their services, digital learning vendors require timely and up-to-date access to student, teacher, and class roster data. Unfortunately, schools haven’t changed their rostering processes to meet digital demands, i.e. they’re still manually compiling and uploading these rosters to third-party applications. 

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Meet Our Team: LeeAnn Friemoth, Team Lead Project Manager

At Identity Automation, we strive to be a trusted advisor to our customers during their Identity and Access Management (IAM) journey. The second an organization becomes our customer, it’s our practice to provide best-in-class service to implement and evolve their solution as time goes on.  

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How Districts Can Enable Secure Rostering to Digital Learning Resources

Ongoing innovations in pedagogy and learning strategies in the K-12 industry have spurred school districts to rapidly adopt digital tools for the classroom, while reducing their reliance on traditional print-based educational resources. To deliver their services, digital curriculum vendors require timely access to accurate and up-to-date student, teacher, and class roster data.

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