Whether to deliver a better customer experience or to improve productivity, digital transformation integrates technology into all areas of the business to help achieve these types of goals. This article describes how a dedicated, modern IAM solution empowers a successful digital transformation strategy.
The Covid-19 pandemic forced the global adoption of remote work and its associated tools, such as VPN and remote desktop protocol. Digital transformation initiatives accelerated for many businesses who may have harbored ambitions to facilitate remote work, but not at such speed.
A 2019 Accenture report found that companies that lag behind in digital transformation initiatives can expect to miss out on 46 percent of potential annual revenue by 2023. Leaders in digital transformation adopt technological innovations such as containers, microservices architectures, cloud computing, and AI-driven solutions.
Digital transformation leads to fundamental shifts in how businesses operate and how they provide value to customers. There is also a necessary cultural shift that entails challenging the established legacy technologies that power business activities and experimenting with new ways of thinking and doing. This essential cultural shift must begin with the business leader who is most important in driving digital transformation; typically, this is the CIO.
Companies lagging behind in their transformation strategy can take inspiration from some examples of the types of initiatives and outcomes digital transformation can lead to, such as:
These examples represent just a small sample of what’s possible. When businesses define goals or problem statements that digital technology can help achieve and solve and they take steps to implement new solutions, rapid changes can happen that lead to a competitive advantage.
Whether your business wants to prioritize the delivery of new customer experiences or a better internal user experience, proper identity management is central to secure and successful digital initiatives for businesses of all sizes.
Returning to the pandemic’s somewhat forced digital transformation initiatives around facilitating remote work, cybersecurity risks increased dramatically in this landscape. Attackers sought to compromise insecure implementations of corporate VPNs and cloud applications. Many attackers were successful—a 2020 Malwarebytes report found that remote work led to security breaches at 20 percent of organizations.
If digital transformation strategies happen quickly, they need security baked in from the design stage. A robust IAM solution facilitates the adoption of new technology without compromising security. IAM systems help control access to enterprise resources so that the right people have the right levels of access at all times.
Some important benefits provided by modern IAM solutions to digital transformation initiatives include:
The empowering nature of IAM is that it reduces the complexity of implementing digital transformation solutions, reduces the risk of project failure, avoids unnecessary expenses, and supports the goals of digital transformation initiatives without compromising security.
How Tuebora Helps
Tuebora’s IAM system empowers your digital transformation strategy. Our solution is designed using a micro-services approach so that you can augment or replace legacy systems using only the services you need. The tenets of Tuebora are flexibility, simplicity, efficiency, and cloud-ready. You get single-sign-on support for frictionless access while a machine-learning engine efficiently provisions and governs access.