Companies need to invest in identity management solutions if they and their customers are to reap the full benefits of open networks. This white paper from Hyperion Consulting examines the options available for implementing an effective identity management strategy.
Everything points towards identity management being of central importance to online strategies. But while the technologies used to implement identity management are well-established, their use in the mass market is new and therefore needs new interfaces and management disciplines which are still evolving.
The process of securing online identities touches on critical business and technological issues, and as such needs to be viewed as a managed process. It must encapsulate issues as diverse as legal liability and standards compliance and is unlikely to be outsourced entirely. This is where a new generation of managed service providers are positioning themselves, and where they could make a big impact on the use of open networks by individuals and the commercial sector.
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