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Identity Management and What it Means for You?

With the pandemic and much of the workforce adjusting to a different norm, the work-from-home model poses new security challenges to the world in ways we have never imagined. To keep up with these challenges, it is crucial to understand these challenges first. 

In a recent podcast with “Buzzkill”, PAIT President and CEO Stephanie Donahue discusses Identity and Access Management (IAM). During this past year, we all have experienced a huge acceleration in digital transformation, and one of the main topics that must be considered with this revolution is -- Security.  

Forbes, recently put out a statistic showing Worldwide annual spend on digital transformation is $2 Trillion around the globe. With this much spend on transformation, one of the biggest concerns and challenges an organization now must face is how they are effectively managing security and their user experience. 

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3 Components for Developing Clear Business Strategy for Frontline Workers

Reports & studies such as Harvard Business Review's New Study: How Communication Drives Performance validate the importance of consistent communication and the positive impact it has on corporate productivity.    In the HBR report Watson Wyatt states:

 

Furthermore the positive effect communication has upon productivity,  the digital transformation movement (aka Industrial Revolution 4.0) has produced advancements in technology that service and support collaboration and connectivity.  These advancements have included the ability to connect anywhere and from any device.  If we have the technical capability to connect in a mobile way, why are we leaving a large portion of our workforce out of modern workplace communications? 

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The Cost of Failing to Modernize Your Legacy Business Processes

Businesses are always looking for ways to stay current and ensure they are modernizing successfully. This could be ramping up your presence online, improving your design or even using some of the Microsoft Teams applications you need to know about.

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Lessons Learned and Sleep Lost: Moving to the cloud the right way

The cloud has seen a HUGE amount of uptake from companies struggling to find ways to stay productive.  "In-Premises" environments have transitioned to less active usage or have been slated for migration to cloud based alternatives. 

As a consultant, this has given me the opportunity to work with a lot of customers lately to work on these changes and I have learned a few lessons.

  • Transitioning to the cloud quickly was a necessity for many, but there are bunch of skipped steps that need to be looked a, starting with Governance.
  • If your On-premises systems are still active, you may want to spend even MORE time monitoring them.
  • The Cloud is not less secure, bit it is different

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Real World Lesson On The Importance of Governance in Microsoft 365

This is my face when I read about the KPMG error deleting user’s private chats in Microsoft Teams.  For those who aren't familiar with the KPMG story 145,000 of the global user personal Teams chats were deleted.

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Authentication 101 - Best Practices

I get asked for this all the time. Customers ask for the “Best Practices” for really complex subjects, sharing settings, site structure, things where, as a consultant, my answer almost always has to be ...“It depends.”   Complex subjects are very hard to apply best practices to, and the way that you know you are about to wander into that territory is when you find yourself asking  someone “What do most organizations do?”

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