IT professionals in charge of workforce identity face an uphill battle. Your main goals are to support the needs of the business—mainly onboarding new applications and resources—but you must spend significant time on critical tasks like maintaining and fixing backend systems just to keep the business running. Meanwhile, as your enterprise has grown and accelerated digital transformation initiatives, you’re also tasked to match business growth.
This can be a struggle for a number of reasons, including:
Volume: The sheer number of applications and APIs can be in the thousands for the standard enterprise.
Time: Identity teams can get overwhelmed by priorities in maintaining existing systems and responding to new app requests.
Technology: You lack the right tools and capabilities to address this new world.
The technology piece is particularly concerning because relying on legacy technology that is unequipped to handle the needs of your business can lead to serious long-term negative consequences. It can delay digital transformation initiatives from taking flight or prevent other strategic projects like Zero Trust from happening. Read on to learn about the top ways that legacy systems hold back your business, and how a workforce authentication authority can help.