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How to Choose Between On-Premises and IDaaS Delivery Models for Identity and Access Management

Published: 18 July 2016

ID: G00296572

Analyst(s): Gregg Kreizman


It may be smart to use identity and access management as a service for all or part of an organization's IAM functions. However, IAM leaders need to analyze the business and technology drivers and blocking factors, as well as the total cost of ownership, to make the appropriate choice.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Identify the Reasons IAM Isn't Delivering Value in Support of Business Priorities
    • Time to Value
    • Overcoming Staffing Shortages/Skills Deficiencies
    • Resolving Conflicts Over Duplicate IAM Implementations
    • Overcoming Ineffective or Inefficient Internal IAM Implementations
  • Determine Which Use Cases Will Be Supported and Whether Implementations Will Be New, Augment Existing IAM Tools or Be Replacements
  • Use a Responsibility and Cost Comparison Framework to Ensure Appropriate Comparisons Between On-Premises Software Implementations and IDaaS

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