How to Optimize Your Digital Business Transformation

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Be IoT Ready

The Internet of Things (IoT) has arrived. Gartner predicts there will be nearly 5 billion IoT devices in use by the end of 2015 and 25 billion devices by 2020. However, many organizations lack an IoT ready infrastructure to deliver experiences to new connected devices and cloud services. In order to be a successful digital business, organizations must be able to securely manage devices and things and control the relationships that arise with the IoT. As the recent Jeep and Hospira Infusion Pump hacks show, the IoT must be secured with the same level of care as the enterprise.

As you define your IoT strategy, look for identity solutions that offer seamless, personalized and secure user experiences across all devices, connected things and cloud services. This allows organizations to be first to market with new digital offerings and maximize revenue by establishing early customer relationships.

As the number of users, cloud services and connected devices grows, businesses must link physical and digital worlds to stay ahead of competitors, and one way to do that is through a process referred to as digital transformation, the application of corporate IT resources to both an organization's employees and its external customer base. This synergy helps to build a digital business that can drive increased revenue by delivering secure, personalized customer experiences across all channels. And the foundation to any digital business strategy begins with an identity and access management (IAM) solution that will not restrain new customer-focused initiatives.

Identity is the key to understanding customers. Unifying the digital identities of people, devices and things across all channels provides businesses with greater insight into a customer's preferences and buying history. Digital businesses that effectively utilize identity can increase revenue and build lasting relationships with customers by creating relevant and timely experiences.

However, undergoing a digital transformation is not easy. To become a successful digital business, organizations must look for an identity platform that empowers them to provide seamless and secure omni-channel user experiences. Daniel Raskin, vice president of strategy at ForgeRock, has identified the top five ways identity can propel your organization's digital transformation.


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