Survey: Investment in identity management is booming

IT spending may be in a slump, but investment in identity management continues apace, according to a new survey.

Research firms Gartner and IDC are both forecasting global IT spending slumps in 2016, but identity and access management (IAM) may be a bright spot, according to a new survey from authentication and single sign-on provider SecureAuth, conducted by marketing research and consulting firm Decision Analyst.

The vast majority (77 percent) of respondents to the survey of 239 security decision-makers in the U.S. and the U.K. indicated that plans are underway in their organization for new investment in IAM of externally focused website and applications.

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