Identity and Access Management essential in today’s data driven, digital world
Identity and Access Management (IAM) is inextricably linked with big data. It is inevitable as organizations find themselves in the throes of being responsible for an ever-increasing volume of highly sensitive data; for instance, credit and debit card numbers, medical insurance information, and healthcare related information.
According to Gartner, through 2017, 90% of the information assets from big data analytic efforts will be siloed and unleverageable across multiple business processes. Therefore, it is critical that organizations implement IAM technologies to help with the complexity and volume of big data while ensuring continued functionality. IAM technology includes password-management tools, security policy enforcement applications, provisioning software, reporting and monitoring apps, identity repositories, and more.
By implementing IAM, organizations will be able to handle the complex relationship that exists from the need to generate business value while, at the same, protect intellectual property and individual privacy and, of course, being in compliance with all regulatory requirements.