The hinge pin for user performance
User performance in the digital workplace hinges on access to data and systems:
Restraints on access can impair efficiency dramatically, slow operations down and cause frustration.
On the other hand, too much access can jeopardize security and compliance for the entire organization.
To protect the business while empowering your users to be the best version of their work-selves that they can be, managing access through best practice policies and processes is imperative.
Things to consider
Success is based on analysis and scoping
Essential to good access management is identifying and defining the requirements of your organization:
Which best practices for policies and procedures apply to you; What are the strengths and weaknesses of the technologies that you build your workplace on;
If you – like many organizations today – are on a journey to migrate to cloud and modern management, how do your legacy systems and historic processes impact, clash or support your current or future set-up?
Access management is about administration and authorization, and successful access management relies heavily on your ability to analyze requirements and scope and implement processes and technologies.
Everyone, everywhere needs access
Access management is about ensuring that users are able to access the data and systems.
And about enabling administrators to make the smart decisions, and automate and easily manage access throughout the organization to all user groups.
User groups include domestic on-site employees, off-site contractors across domestic locations and abroad, and at all permission levels – from the barista in the local outlet, to the CFO of the entire enterprise.
Access processes across user groups must be consistent and scalable to accommodate all users, and centralized management facilitated to encompass on-premise computing, SaaS, applications, shadow IT, BYOD and a variety of architectures.