Gartner Research

Why You Need an IAM Program

Published: 13 October 2017

ID: G00319774

Analyst(s): Kevin Kampman


Identity and access are fundamental to nearly every business activity, but stakeholders seldom recognize identity as a peer to other IT initiatives. Security and risk management leaders must establish a program capability to maximize the specific benefits that IAM provides.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Tie the Benefits of the IAM Program Directly to Business Outcomes and Communicate These to Stakeholders and to Executive Management
  • Determine How Governance Is Approached in the Organization and How to Distinguish IAM by Examining the Focus, Structure and Composition of Governance Bodies
  • Enlist Stakeholder Support and Identify a Champion to Promote and Communicate the Benefits of the Program
  • Challenge IAM Staff to Assess New Business Initiatives and Work With the Sponsors and Delivery Teams to Illustrate and Develop the IAM Interactions

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