Microsoft is clearly embracing the adoption and move to the cloud. As a services and consulting organization with an emphasis on Microsoft, you’re likely seeing and hearing the cloud first and mobile first tagline and business objectives in Microsoft’s go forward strategy at the 2015 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference. Mobile first references the point that every device has to take into account the user experience for Microsoft apps. Cloud first is about the ease of availability of services provided to every user on each of their devices at anytime, anywhere. From a Microsoft customer or partner perspective, they still face some of the same challenges — how to roll out cloud and mobile first experiences to users and then support this new “expanded” perimeter securely, while providing a significant amount of services and better experiences to each user on any device, anywhere, anytime. The industry is recognizing a solution to this as identity being the new IT perimeter.
So as we all embrace this strategy, for most organizations the basic deployment challenges related to cloud service provisioning and identity integration for cloud apps, are arguably seen as two of the most common objections— specifically in adopting Office 365 and other SaaS applications. Centrify as an identity platform, built on and powered by Azure, endorsed by Microsoft, helps to address these challenges and accelerate Office 365 deployment and consumption.
This week, at the kickoff to Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference, we’re moving forward in evolving our partner channel and ecosystem to create a new SI/consulting program category — to support a more comprehensive delivery and deployment model needed surrounding applications like Office 365. This move was developed out of these ongoing challenges in configuring the enterprise customer’s core infrastructure to support cloud services consumption while leveraging an existing investment in infrastructure like Active Directory. This program also opens up new doors to opportunities on deploying a unified identity infrastructure for the hybrid IT world we live in — for cloud and on-premises apps and servers, desktops, Macs and mobile devices.
Centrify is aligning with national system integrators and consulting partner organizations who have a dedicated focus or specialization in cloud services and delivery. This is geared to help fuel the growth of these partner organizations’ business with new service deployment dollars on projects to fast-track cloud deployments and combat the onward issues of cybersecurity, IT breaches, and password sprawl around cloud and mobile access in an ever changing industry landscape. These partners see the Centrify value in such partnerships as a hugely strategic advantage to their organizations in not only helping to service and support the ongoing challenges of properly provisioning applications like Office 365 but also with other popular SaaS apps like ServiceNow, Box, DropBox, DocuSign, Concur and thousands of other SaaS and on-premises applications like SAP, Oracle and custom in-house applications.
Centrify’s Identity Platform is unique in providing a full featured enterprise mobility management (EMM) solution, Privileged Identity Management (PIM) and Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) solution — making Centrify a comprehensive secure identity vendor for today’s hybrid IT customers with cloud, mobile and data center deployments. Centrify’s platform is helping partners deliver solutions more quickly to the market. Partners who have recently joined the program include McGladrey, Perficient, Peters & Associates and Rightpoint to name a few.
If you are an SI or consulting services organization who wants to retain services deployment dollars for onboarding applications like Office365, and create new revenue streams with consulting and integration projects around identity-based security for cyber threats, you can make this happen with Centrify. As a partner, you can also benefit from attractive referral fees back to you for such opportunities as well as other incentives based on maintaining Centrify sales and technical certification competencies. Drop us a line at email@example.com