Gartner Research

2018 Planning Guide for Identity and Access Management

Published: 29 September 2017

ID: G00331856

Analyst(s): Mark Diodati , Mary Ruddy


Focusing on the needs of the accelerating digital business, this 2018 Planning Guide reflects the top concerns of technical professionals in IAM. These include AWS and Microsoft Azure IaaS, Office 365, on-premises access by cloud-managed users, and better authentication and identity governance.

Table Of Contents

Identity and Access Management Trends

  • Dependencies Among Multiple IAM Providers Will Introduce Availability Challenges
    • Planning Considerations
  • More Cloud Identities Will Need Access to On-Premises Applications
    • Planning Considerations
  • Expanded Use of IaaS Will Require Much Stronger IAM Governance
    • Planning Considerations
  • Analytics Will Help Organizations Keep Up With the Pace of Digital Change
    • Planning Considerations

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