Webcast follow up Analyzing Point Solutions vs. Platform Approach
By Naresh Persaud on Sep 18, 2011
If you joined our webcast “Analyzing Point Solutions vs. Platform Approach”, hope you found it informative. If you were unable to to see the webcast, you can view the webcast on-demand. In addition, if you have not received a copy of the Aberdeen paper you can download it from our site. The Aberdeen research presents compelling evidence that organizations choosing products from an integrated stack can save up to 48% long term and achieve better automation and lower administrative costs.
Thanks for all of the questions asked during the session. Here is a transcript of the answers.
Q: What were the typical combination of components deployed?
A: Most respondents had a combination of user provisioning, password synchronization, access management, federation and directory services.
Q: Was the shift toward the platform more pronounced in North America vs Europe or APAC ?
A: North America and Europe had similar results. The shift in Asia was more pronounced with companies in Asia having a larger shift to the platform approach.
Q: What were the common integration challenges?
A: The common problem was visibility into the systems being integrated and the business rules for the integration .
Q: Did the small, medium and large businesses benefit equally from a platform approach ?
A: Mid-sized and large businesses benefitted most
Q. From the paper it looks like the platform approach had a 5000 to 1 administrative ration vs the point solution approach had a 2000 to 1 ratio ?
A: The administrative ratio includes internal users as well as external users. As organizations realize the benefits of managing external users the benefits increase.