More on IDs


In Infoweek this morning:

The sheer volume of enterprise user accounts and distributed applications creates an inescapable "vortex," forcing customers to seek ways to cut costs while automating security and efficiency, said Pete Lindstrom, senior security strategies analyst at Framingham, Mass.-based Hurwitz Group.

Automating the extended processes surrounding ID management and account provisioning can reap immediate rewards, from freeing up critical help-desk support to increased employee productivity and ROI, Lindstrom said.

This article was talking specifically about web services, but I think its true even without a web services deployment.  If you're ready now, using SAML and other web services single sign-on protocols will be easy.