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By Martin Kuppinger

Digital Transformation for Business Enablement Requires a Modern Identity Fabric

Digital Identities are at the heart of the Digital Transformation. Without the ability to unify identities and manage the access of everyone to everything to every digital service effectively, transformation initiatives will fail. Business can’t afford to implement these capabilities on a per service basis – this will increase cost, slow down time-to-market and lead to new identity silos, resulting in a negative user experience. By setting up an Identity Fabric that delivers identity services to the new digital business services, organizations can meet the demand of Digital Transformation initiatives quickly, while enabling a gradual migration of their legacy IAM.

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1 Introduction

Digital Transformation affects all businesses, and Digital Transformation is changing IT in businesses fundamentally. Business workloads are shifting ...

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2 Highlights

  • The need for Digital Identities in Digital Transformation
  • Changing perspectives on identities: Beyond employees, managing identities of consumers, ...
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3 Identity at the Heart of Digital Transformation

Digital services are about connecting customers and consumers with the business. Managing their identities and access to these services is an essentia ...

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4 Identity should not be an obstacle to innovation – get rid of identity silos

Digital Identities must not be managed individually per digital service. This will increase cost, slow down time-to-market, and frustrate users with a ...

Businesses need to rethink their overall identity strategy. While it is impossible to rearchitect and rebuild the existing IAM infrastructure in time, ...

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5 Identity Fabrics: The new, central IAM layer

Identity Fabrics are a logical architecture that commonly builds on multiple tools. They are flexible in deployment and operating models. They excel i ...

Identity Fabrics first of all are a concept, not a single tool – as it is the case with other fundamental concepts in modern IT such as Cloud Comput ...

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6 Action Plan for implementing an Identity Fabric for fostering Digital Transformation

Implementing an Identity Fabric is about finding the balance between rapid delivery of IAM capabilities to new digital services and integrating with l ...

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