Identity Federation 101

Have you ever wondered how an application or device knows who you are and how things like Single Sign-On (SSO) work?  Today’s IT landscape involves business applications hosted on remote servers and accessed from devices ranging from desktop workstations to portable devices to smart phones, all interconnected though web-based communications protocols.  This reality presents significant […]

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Evolving an Enterprise Architecture with Innovation Management in Mind

Organizations today must remain flexible and dynamic to serve the challenges of their mission. Most successful organizations have an established enterprise architecture (EA) to act as a mechanism for assessing the impact of change and for defining (and re-defining) the target states. We believe that to remain responsive to the ever-changing environment, the organization should […]

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Consider Cloud Computing when Making IT Investment Decisions

The late Harvard Business School professor Theodore Levitt is quoted as saying “People don’t want quarter-inch drills. They want quarter-inch holes”. Put in terms of IT, “A service is a means of delivering value to customers by facilitating outcomes customers want to achieve without the ownership of specific costs and risks”. This is the definition […]

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Making Sound Decisions: Some tips to consider on Election Day (or any other day)

Almost every American has a critical decision to make with this year’s presidential election. The stakes couldn’t be higher for our nation.  There are many factors that will affect our decisions on Election Day – whether it be the economy, social issues, the environment or even the feelings the candidates gives you. Making informed decisions […]

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