In order to maintain the high level of service to their customers, they needed to modernize their database systems. The new solution would not only need to be an upgrade from the dated systems, but would also need to take advantage of new technology features and enhancements, increase security, and reduce costs by consolidating technology. The primary objective of the database modernization was to migrate all databases from older Solaris, Exadata Cloud at Customer, and Exadata X5 platforms onto new Oracle Exadata X8 Engineered Systems.
With over 14,000 active employees and nearly 15,000 user accounts at any given time, Identity and Access Management was a major challenge. Add in the fact that over 200 applications are used on a daily basis, from point of sales, to financials and human resource information systems, you’ve got yourself a seemingly impossible task to manage identities securely and efficiently.
As the city began its journey to becoming an internet provider, Fort Collins Utilities realized its existing customer information system (CIS) couldn’t support a broadband service or the necessary integrations. Additionally, Fort Collins Utilities wanted a CIS that could integrate billing for all utility services. The city’s IT team considered a move to cloud to consolidate server infrastructure for reduced costs, dynamic scalability and simpler management. The best solution would be Hybrid Cloud.
Like many educational institutions, the University of Colorado at Denver (CU Denver) needed to modernize its IT infrastructure. But a wholesale migration to cloud wasn’t an option for the large public research university, which includes two campuses—one in downtown Denver and the other at the Anschutz Medical Campus in neighboring Aurora. When the university needed to refresh hardware for several on-premises database servers, IT leaders knew there had to be a better way. Hybrid was the answer.
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Modernization is important for Las Vegas, but the
city is also wary of risk. “Las Vegas is known for gambling,
but our strategic technology plan is not something we
want to gamble with,” says Michael Sherwood, CIO of City of Las Vegas.
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Working together, Keays’ team and Arisant pros created a highly functional, comprehensive IAM solution for the Clark County School District. At its heart is a centralized data repository—a virtual directory that is the single source for IAM data.
The University of Colorado (UC) Denver campus identity management system wasn’t making the grade. The problem: All four campuses were part of the system, but their IT managers were all working independently with different approaches. As a result, they weren’t fully realizing the university-wide identity management system benefits.