Tale of how a Fortune 50 Giant got the right Identity Access Partner

As organizations constantly seek to expand their market reach and attract new business opportunities, identity management ( specifically SSO, User provisioning and Management) has evolved as an enabling technology to mitigate risks and improve operational efficiency. As the shift to cloud-based services increases, identity management capabilities can be delivered as hosted services to help drive more operational efficiency and to improve business agility. A Fortune 50 Giant designed and developed a Cloud based Identity Management Solution and proposed an opportunity to existing and prospective SaaS Vendors to have a tie up with its product to test and make the product live as a full-fledged Single Sign-on Solution. 8KMiles being a Cloud based Identity Services company accepted to fulfill the Client requirement.
This company opted for 8KMiles, the most preferred choice, because 8KMiles is a State of the Art Solution provider that practiced Scrum Methodology. 8KMiles never hesitated to take up any ad-hoc requirements because of their industry specific team of experts who are ready to offer 24/7 development support system. 8KMiles thus pitched in to help the client by finding their Pain Points & AS-IS Scenarios. Later 8KMiles worked extensively to collaborate with their company and its respective SAAS Vendors to:
1. Establish formal Business Relationship with SaaS Vendors
2. Pre-qualify SaaS Vendor
3. Configure SaaS Application for Partner company on Identity Cloud Service SAML SSO integration, Test and Certify
4. Prepare IDP Metadata
5. Establish a stringent QA process
6. Complete Documentation
a. Confirmance and interoperability test report
b. SAML SSO Technical documentation
c. A video explaining the steps involved in the integration
d. Provide metadata configuration and mapping attributes details
7. Build Monitoring Tool
8. Adopt Quality Assurance with 2 level Testings (Manual & Automation)
9. Configure, integrate, troubleshoot, monitor and produce reports using 8KMiles MISPTM tool.

Thus, 8KMiles enabled this Fortune 50 Biggie to attain the following business benefits:
• Refinement of user self-service functionalities
• Activation users & groups and linking SaaS applications to the user accounts in the cloud
• Enablement of SSO to these SaaS Apps & enable user access via SAML2.0
• Usage of OAuth 2.0 to authorize changes to configuration.
• Adoption & Testing of different methods of SSO for the same SaaS App
• Documentation of the process in a simplistic manner
• Automation to test & report on all aspects of the integration without human involvement
For more information or details about our Cloud Identity access solution, please write to sales@8kmiles.com

Author Credit:  Ramprasshanth Vishwanathan, Senior Business Analyst- IAM SBU

LifeSciences Technology Trends to expect in 2017

There is a constant change in Life Sciences industry dynamics especially in terms of handling the ever growing data, using modern cloud technology, implementing agile business models and alignment with the compliance standards. Here are some of the Lifesciences Tech trends that are predicted for this 2017.

1) Cloud to manage Ever-growing Data

The growing volume of data is one of the major concerns amongst the Life science players. There is a constant need to manage and optimize this vast data into actionable information in real time and this where cloud technology will give the agility required to achieve this. Life sciences will continue to shift to cloud to address the inefficiencies and streamline and scale their operations.

2) Analytics to gain importance

Data is the key driver for any Pharma or Lifesciences organization and will determine the way drugs are developed and brought to market. The data are generally distributed and fragmented as clinical trial systems, databases, research data, physician notes, hospital records, etc and analytics will aid to a great extent to analyze, explore and curate these data to realize real business benefits out of this data ecosystem. Year 2017 will see a rise in trends like Risk analytics, Product failure analytics, drug discovery analytics, supply disruptions predictive analytics and Visualizations.

3) Lifesciences and HCPs will now go Digital for interactions

There was a time when online engagements were just a dream due to limitations in technology and regulations. Embracing a digital channel will open up faster mode of communication amongst Lifescience players, HCPs and consumers. These engagements are not only easy and compliant but are integrated with applications to meet industry requirements. This will also aid life sciences players reach more HCPs and also meet customer’s growing expectations for online interactions

4) Regulatory Information Management will be the prime focus

When dealing with overseas market it is often very critical to keep track of all the regulatory information at various levels. Many a times information on product registrations, submission of content plans, health authority correspondence, source documents to published dossiers etc, are disconnected and are not recorded at one centralized place. So programs that aid in alignment and streamlining of all regulatory activities will gain momentum this year.

To conclude, Daniel Piekarz, Head of Healthcare and Life Sciences Practice, DataArt stated that, “New start-ups will explode into the healthcare industry with disruptive augmented reality products without the previous limitations of virtual reality. As this technology advances the everyday healthcare experience, it will exist on the line between the real world and virtual in what is being called mixed reality.” Thus 2017 will see a paradigm shift in the way technology will revolutionize Life Sciences players’ go-to market leading to early adopters of the above gaining the competitive edge and reaping business benefits as compared to laggards!