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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Gartner Cites Identity Automation’s Outstanding Customer Support

Identity Automation, a fast-growing identity management software provider, is thrilled to be included in the 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Identity Governance and Administration, which cited its outstanding customer support. The 2015 Magic Quadrant for IGA, which is dedicated to providing qualitative analysis of market trends and top performers, was released last week.

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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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Boom Times for Cloud Security

Identity Automation had a fantastic showing at the Amazon AWS re:Invent Conference. Here’s a link to a write-up by Analyst Richard Stiennon about the event.

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Identity Automation Chosen for North Carolina Cloud Identity Initiative

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.

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How Belo Corp. got its IAM system implemented in just six weeks

Identity Automation was featured in a Network World article on Belo Corp's new identity management system:

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TCEA 2011

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

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