IoT and BYOD Complicate Identity Management

By Samuel Greengard
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    The IoT Takes Hold

    The IoT Takes Hold

    The number of connected devices is growing rapidly. Cisco Systems estimates that the IoT will span 50 billion devices by 2020.

The complexity of information technology continues to increase at a rapid pace, and the spate of systems, devices and identities that CIOs and other IT leaders must manage is pushing many organizations beyond their current capabilities. A recent study conducted by identity services provider GlobalSign in conjunction with research firm Vanson Bourne reports that business and IT leaders are increasingly concerned about identity relationship and access management (IRAM) capabilities—particularly as the bring-your-own-device movement and the Internet of things (IoT) take hold. The firms surveyed more than 1,000 senior IT leaders at organizations in the United States and the United Kingdom that have more than 1,000 employees. The report identifies a number of key issues and trends, including the increasing popularity of BYOD and teleworking, as well as the rapidly growing number of devices connected to enterprise networks. Nevertheless, "There are many actionable steps that IT managers can take immediately," notes Joan Lockhart, CMO of GlobalSign. Here's a look at some of the key findings:

This article was originally published on 2015-04-20
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