Identity Transparency Changes the Workplace
David Doane, president and CEO of PresenceID, talks with Brad Baldwin about identity transparency and growing trend towards the virtual workplace. Doane proposes the possibility of ultimately decoupling not only users from the physical network environment, but also allowing all of our files and technology resources to be decoupled from their physical platforms as well. A new level of “identity transparency” would exist that would allow us to set up our entire workplace instantly and completely from wherever we like.
Unified identity and service delivery is a new approach to providing each user with access to everything they’re authorized via a bookmark entry in their Web browser. This virtual desktop gets them productive quickly, greatly increases security, and enhances the massive investments in current infrastructure and procedures. Unifying identity across the enterprise, identity presence, requires a platform that provisions, synchronizes and self-heals identify information across all mainframe, client-server and SaaS solutions by providing identity-as-a-service in a SOA. Unified identity also greatly facilitates effective hardware virtualization of applications and services with VMware, Xen and others.