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Identity in Action
With Identity, a CIO can now provision a custom mobile app and an on-premises app from the same management console. An employee can log in once and immediately access every app he uses -- from Salesforce to Concur to Dropbox. A partner can be granted defined levels of access to the same business app used by an employee.
An employee’s access to a mobile app from a specific device can be immediately revoked when he leaves the company. And a customer can use her Facebook log in to access a company’s consumer app, and her profile and activity are instantly entered into a contact record for future sales, service and marketing engagements.
We caught up with Brad Shimmin, a principal analyst at Current Analysis, to get his take on Identity. He told us the technology is a natural evolution of Force.com and the AppExchange.
“For other players, like Jive Software, single sign on has been an important feature for enterprises that are using their software as a platform upon which to add functionality. Jive goes all the way down to how you bill and manage the actual user accounts to have this unified experience. So it’s not just from a user’s perspective but also the IT and CIO perspective,” Shimmin said.
“It’s great that Salesforce is doing this. Identity is going to make the partner ecosystem even more valuable than it is today. But it’s not anything revolutionary from what I’ve seen so far," he added.
Posted: 2013-11-09 @ 10:29pm PT
Good point, thanks Mike.
Posted: 2013-11-09 @ 3:14pm PT
"Premises" not "premise". A premise is the foundation of an argument. Pet peeve, sorry.