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A strong identity management platform plays dual roles: gatekeeper and guardian of business intelligence (BI) and data. Midsize businesses can’t operate effectively without the ability to control access to their networks and business systems. And, many midsize companies must report on this information for compliance purposes. Learn about the factors driving midsize companies toward stronger identity management systems.

iam needs  identity and access management (IAM) market, estimated at $3.4 billion in 2006, will reach more than $5 billion in revenue by 2010. Compliance is the primary driver and accounts for 70 percent of the growth in this space. Midsize businesses have the same challenges as larger companies when it comes to compliance—any company doing business with a publicly traded company generally needs to comply with the same regulations. However, the problem is that compliance is expensive and does not just involve sett Read More

IAM in the Cloud: An overview of technology and value


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