Enterprises should plan on identity management evolving to be less expensive, more scalable, faster to deploy, more intelligent, tuned for industry and have a better interface for end-users.
Those messages Monday were the opening salvos to a crowd of 900 attendees at Gartner’s annual identity and access management conference.
It was a welcomed outlook given that identity is becoming an important security construct in a world where cloud services, mobile devices and social networks are exploding traditional enterprise boundaries.
“In the past, efficiency was a key driver [for identity management roll-outs],” said Gregg Kreizman, research vice president at Gartner. “Compliance came along, but business enablement is the Holy Grail.”