Follow the Money: How Cloud Providers' Business Needs Drive Enterprise Identity & Security

05.05.2010 18:00-18:30
European Identity Conference 2010
Keynote

Follow the Money: How Cloud Providers' Business Needs Drive Enterprise Identity & Security


Cloud computing has enabled new business models, and these business models, not cloud computing directly, are driving an upheaval in identity and security needs into the enterprise.

A handful of new and old technologies have combined to produce cloud computing, which has enabled a seismic shift in the business models of services and applications. This shift in turn is driving new security and identity needs back to the enterprise. It is imperative that enterprises understand how hosters, MSPs, Iaas/PaaS vendors, and SaaS providers make their money -- and how this works with or against enterprise security needs.

In this session we will identify types of cloud-based services, the monetary incentives for the service providers, and the resulting impacts on the enterprise security. We will detail steps enterprises can take to maximize effective identity and security policies in cloud services, as well as what to look for in service providers. We will also look at it from the perspective of the service provider -- how they can maximize their value and the loyalty of their enterprise customers.

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