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Designing an IAM Framework with Oracle Identity and Access Management Suite by Scheidel Jeff

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CHAPTER 2Determining Your Need for an IAM Framework

Necessity is the mother of invention.

—George Farquhar

If you’re reading this nonsense, you may have only a sneaking suspicion that a robust Identity Access Management (IAM) system is what your organization needs. But let’s look into that. Everybody needs IAM, whether in part or in whole. How do you recognize when IAM, or at least more capacity than you’ve already got, is an absolute necessity? After all, it’s not something to be entered into lightly, considering the costs, labor, and time (with labor and time equaling more costs).

Investigating Your Internal Necessities

Given the maturity of the space, there are actually two ways to consider the question of whether identity management is a ...

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