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Why Is Identity Governance So Difficult to Get Right?

August 1, 2017


When was the last time you heard an identity governance and administration (IGA) success story? If you’re thinking “not in my organization,” you’re in good company. IGA projects have a reputation for being hard to complete, drawn out and costly. But why are they so difficult to get right?

Measuring the Business Value of IGA

Part of the issue is that IGA projects are not differentiated from other identity and access management (IAM) efforts. IAM technologies are implemented to support one or more business process improvements or compliance initiatives. Mature IAM technologies provide solid support to organizations that need the fundamentals to integrate traditional and new applications. As such, they are predominantly infrastructure technologies.

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