Gartner Research

Maverick* Research: Sign In or Shut Up!

Published: 02 October 2014

ID: G00270094

Analyst(s): Jeff Vining


Business opportunities and risks may arise from vendors developing global digital identities. We present reasons to require such identities and recommendations for business leaders. (Maverick research deliberately exposes unconventional thinking and may not agree with Gartner's official positions.)

Table Of Contents


  • *Maverick Research
  • Setting the Scene for "Global Digital Identity for All"
  • The Rise of a New Identity Provider
  • Sign In or Shut Up
    • Setting the Stage: Part 1 — Privacy and Identity
    • Setting the Stage: Part 2 — The Vendor Coalition Scenario
    • Alternative Scenarios and Showstoppers
  • IT Opportunities Related to Digital Identities
  • Business Risks Related to Digital Identities
  • Recommendations

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