Published: 05 December 2011
Analyst(s): Kevin Kampman
Active Directory (AD) is the dominant directory service in organizations. AD's heritage includes managing network security, but its value as a primary source of identity information has continued to expand. The usability and accessibility of identity information is influenced by the way the directory is structured. While changes such as mergers and acquisitions occur, enterprises are considering alternatives for consolidating identity information in the directory. New application and federation requirements are also influencing decisions about directory structure. This research paper identifies trends and alternatives for AD migrations and restructuring based on organizational experiences and insights.
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