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Effective Identity Management – improving efficiency while reducing risks

Our global economy is facing a climate of increasing security threat, from fraudsters, hackers and even hostile Governments. The price of failing to control identity risks, in fraud losses and reputational damage, is rising and successfully addressing these challenges is now a major issue for governments and corporates around the world. Yet pressure on costs has never been greater and identity schemes can be expensive, if not properly designed and effectively controlled. So can we afford to implement identity management solutions? Or can we afford not to?

PA Consulting Group believes that identity management is not only about reducing risk, but just as much about improving business efficiency and building trust relationships; allowing you to empower your citizens, employees, customers and suppliers to work with you in new, more effective ways. We call this Effective Identity Management.

Effective Identity Management allows you to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of your organisation, by driving down costs and improving customer perception, while also reducing risk, by implementing effective controls over access to your critical services, information and resources. This means looking beyond the technology, to the business processes and the people supporting them, in order to create a truly effective solution. It also means understanding the relationships of trust that underpin your organisation and ensuring these are supported by your identity management approach.

Effective Identity Management can help you to:

  • Correctly and uniquely identify those people with whom you interact

  • Protect the identity of your citizens, customers, employees and partners; giving them a quick and secure means to identify themselves to you

  • Encourage customers (of both public and private sector services) to use low cost channels by improving their confidence

  • Share information, collaborate and innovate electronically in ways which were previously impossible or too risky

  • Demonstrate to regulators, shareholders and customers that you are effectively managing identity risks in your business.

PA has unrivalled experience in delivering effective identity management solutions at all scales (from global services to a single site business) and for all types of organisation (national identity schemes, education networks, utility companies, banks and stock exchanges).

To find out how PA can help your organisation deliver benefits from effective identity management contact us now.