IDM: Identity-management market is reaching a crossroads

Many experts claim that the identity-management market is reaching a crossroads. Whilst the complexity of managing users across organisations and the security requirements to preserve privacy and prevent identity theft are increasing, IT budgets for the best technology are falling because of the continuing recession. However, although we may now be firmly in the midst of a double-dip recession, the IAM market is proving to be fairly robust and resilient. IAM is a critical component of any enterprise’s security strategy, and consequently receives higher prioritization than other enterprise technologies. Many of the major companies have indicated that they are prepared to spend as much as 8 percent of their overall security budgets on IAM. It’s estimated that the IAM market will continue to grow and could be worth as much as £10 billion by the end of 2013. The reasons for this are obvious: IAM products will continue to attract attention and investment because they are part of a critical technology that lets businesses improve and automate access management processes.

6th bi-annual IDM conference

Whitehall Media is delighted to announce what promises to be the UK’s largest and most prestigious cross-industry event for the – key IAM decision-makers – The Enterprise Identity Management Conference, 2012. The event, which will be Whitehall Media’s sixth IAM annual conference, will be held the Hotel Russell, London on 6 November June, 2012, and will bring together important IAM decision-makers across the public sector, banking, finance, insurance and all other major business and industry sectors in the UK. It will focus on the practical aspects of strategic delivery of Enterprise Identity Solutions as well as discuss the technology and business aspects of the effective delivery of an Identity Management Policy in the workplace.

Identity Management, 2012, will be the UK’s largest and most-prestigious IAM conference and exhibition, and will bring together IT experts and business professionals responsible for IDM infrastructure and deployment. The theme of this year’s conference is the exploration of IDM’s transition from IT infrastructure to business intelligence resource, and delivering strategic best value and effective governance to digital identity infrastructures.

Wherever your organisation stands in the IDM process, this event can help

Whether you are still in the early stages of formalizing and automating IDM processes, or are ready to embrace the new frontier of mining IDM-generated data for business intelligence to meet new business needs, IDM 2012 will give you the practical insight and innovative thinking you need to move forward effectively. We firmly believe that IDM, 2012, will provide those charged with the implementation of an Identity Assurance strategy with a perfect opportunity to discuss the policies and agendas necessary to deliver a truly secure and technologically-innovative Great Britain fit for the 21st Century.

  • IDM, 2012, the must-attend event for key IAM decision-makers
  • Featured Topics
  • Authentication
  • Cloud Computing Challenges & Opportunities
  • Enterprise Single Sign-On
  • Enterprise Identity Architecture
  • Entitlement Management
  • Governance, Risk and Compliance
  • Identity Project and Programme Management
  • Identity and Access Intelligence
  • Improved Time-to-Value for IDM
  • Password Management
  • Role Management
  • Stakeholder Engagement and Support
  • User Provisioning
  • Web Access Management

The response to IDM, 2011, was extremely positive, however, we’ve taken all the received feedback on board, and will this year place an even greater focus on Enterprise Identity Management. We extend a warm welcome to all our colleagues in the industry who share our interest in improving Security and reducing Fraud in the UK, and look forward to welcoming you for what promises to be our best IDM Conference yet.