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Omada 2022 Predictions: Trends in Identity Management for 2022

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Trends in Identity Management for 2022

By Craig Ramsay, Senior Solution Architect, Omada  

Intelligent unification will be a major trend in 2022 in the Identity Management space - in other words, a meaningful convergence of technologies and identity disciplines. Now, more than ever, organizations have a plethora of solutions at their disposal. Maximizing the capabilities and information available to provide a unified and holistic view of identities, their access, and the contexts through which they have the access will be crucial in reducing identity related risk. By breaking down these siloes and sharing information across these boundaries adapting to new identity challenges as they arise will become easier. 

The sharp uptick in cloud adoption and SaaS offerings will continue across the board, which will make it easier for organizations to increase the services they're consuming. With this trend in mind, any solution providing Identity Management and/or Identity Governance capabilities must provide versatile configurability to integrate and scale with the future and changing needs of businesses. Combinng this configurable flexibility with increased identity analytics means we will start to see intelligent unified governance platforms that enable huge reductions in manual effort in implementing, managing, and interacting with Identity Management processes. 

This shift to more and more autonomy in these processes is another trend I envisage growing throughout 2022. Right now, Identity Management is stuck in a hybrid of manual and semi-autonomous actions. Whilst there will always be a need for some level of human decision making when it comes to the most critical applications and sensitive data, a unified approach to identity will greatly reduce manual effort. This will be realized through increased automation and intelligent decision support where automation is not suitable.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Craig Ramsay 

Craig has a wealth of experience within Identity, primarily focused around IAM and IGA. He has worked at financial institutions helping them set up and run their identity functions before moving to the vendor side into Professional Services and now a Senior Solution Consultant at Omada. He has strong experience in User Lifecycle Management; Role Management; Violation Management and Identity Strategy with knowledge of complimentary Identity technologies such as PAM, DAG, CIEM and others. Craig is based out of Edinburgh, Scotland.

Published Monday, December 20, 2021 7:33 AM by David Marshall
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