“MIM reduces the workload for IT and enables our learners to get access to the necessary resources more quickly.” – Rick Giagnacovo, Assistant Head of ICT Services & Systems, Preston’s College
With such a high volume of learners passing through education establishments every year, the management of necessary ICT user accounts can very quickly become an onerous and time-consuming task.
The prompt handling of joiners, mover and leavers (JML) is vital in ensuring that when learners start their courses they are given immediate access to the resources they need to study and succeed. Similarly, when a learner completes their course, or enrols again, their access to resources needs to be changed accordingly.
This not only impacts user productivity but also security – something that needs to be considered seriously with the implementation of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in 2018. The GDPR will place extra responsibilities on your education establishment. Failure to meet these could cause severe financial and reputational harm.
Automating the process of account provisioning and de-provisioning Microsoft Identity Manager (MIM) is the key to handling the processes around JMLs.
It can automate the entire process of account provisioning and de-provisioning, delivering role-based access control across your ICT environment. It will connect to your disparate systems through agents, aggregating information and spanning both cloud and on-premise environments.
Part of the Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) suite, MIM will enable you to:
- Utilise your primary source of identity data, whether that is your MIS, HR system or whatever, to automate the process of ICT user account provisioning and de-provisioning.
- Ensure both user productivity and ICT system security is maintained at all times during JML activity.
- Keep track of multiple sources of information and the identities used to access it.
- Reduce costs by automating previously manual processes.
How Identity Experts Can Help
The configuration and deployment of MIM can be a complex and time consuming task without the right experience and product knowledge.
This is where Identity Experts can help. As a Microsoft Gold Partner we have long-standing and in-depth experience and expertise in how to design, deploy and support MIM.
Our services cover:
- Initial planning and assessment
- Configuration, deployment and provisioning
- On-going support
Our success and customer loyalty are achieved through the use of leading practices and modular designs, increasing return on investment and introducing new business efficiencies.