Free webinar will outline why an IAM system should be managed as a long-term program rather than as discrete projects

May 24, 2011 -- Calgary, Canada - As a leading vendor of identity and access-management systems, Hitachi ID Systems has deep expertise on the specific challenges institutions face in meeting their IAM requirements. A core concern that organizations face when considering IAM deployment is whether to approach implementation as a variety of discrete projects or an integrated long term-program. With a customer list that boasts more than 900 organizations worldwide in a variety of industries, representing over 11 million licensed users of its IAM systems, the company is a strong proponent of a long term, integrated program-based, rather than project-based, approach. In an upcoming webinar, Hitachi ID will present attendees with the rationale for this approach.

On Thursday, May 26 at 1pm ET, Idan Shoham, CTO, Hitachi ID Systems, will lead a discussion covering where IAM fits in an organization, why it should be permanently staffed, and how to develop a business case to fund a long-running program.

“At Hitachi ID Systems, we encourage our customers to think of their IAM system as a cohesive program, not a project,” said Idan Shoham, CTO and cofounder. “They may well have an initial deployment project but, as soon as that's done, they will start their second-phase implementation, then the third-phase, and so on. A successful IAM system is a living process, with new features, integrations, business processes and versions being implemented along the way.”

About Hitachi ID Systems, Inc.

Hitachi ID Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of identity and access management solutions. Hitachi ID software helps almost 1000 organizations with over 12 million combined users meet security, internal control, regulatory compliance, IT cost reduction and user service objectives.

Hitachi ID Identity and Access Management Suite includes Hitachi ID Identity Manager, Hitachi ID Password Manager and Hitachi ID Privileged Access Manager These products manage identities, entitlements and authentication factors across both on-premises and SaaS applications in the cloud.

Industry analyst Ovum Consulting recently recognized Hitachi ID Systems as an enterprise identity and access management powerhouse, citing the company's robust technology and exemplary customer support. Ovum “believes that Hitachi ID's focus on reducing the administrative and helpdesk burden and the company's focus on bottom-up IAM reflects the way in which organizations operate.”

For more information about Hitachi ID Systems and its products, please visit or call 1.403.233.0740.

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