Gartner Research

2014 Planning Guide for Identity and Privacy in an Age of Converged IT

Published: 03 October 2013

ID: G00252265

Analyst(s): Ian Glazer


To meet mobility, cloud, information and social requirements, identity and privacy professionals must think about IAM not as a set of rigid capabilities, but as dynamic services with which business can innovate. 2014 will prove to be a pivotal year as IAM serves new constituencies in new ways.

Table Of Contents

Summary of Findings


Macro Trends Overview

Identity and Privacy Trends

  • The World Is Federated by Default
    • Planning Considerations
  • The Mobile Authentication Picture Is Clearer
    • Planning Considerations
  • Current Identity Governance and Administration Deployments Are Reaching End of Life
    • Planning Considerations
  • External Identities Are Receiving Increased Attention
    • Planning Considerations
  • IDaaS Is a Reality
    • Planning Considerations
  • The Dark Side of Convergence Creates Privacy Risks
    • Planning Considerations
  • Identity Must Be Diffused Throughout the Enterprise
    • Planning Considerations

Setting Priorities

  • Deploy and Enhance Federation Services
  • Solidify IGA Services From the Entitlement Catalog Outward
  • Centralize IAM Service Offerings While Decentralizing IAM Expertise
  • Fight the Dark Side of Convergence: Improve Privacy and Information Protection

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