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New insights report – identity and access management for global pharmaceutical companies

AvatarBy Beth Rutter
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Monday 11th December 2017

A 2017 insights paper examining challenges and solutions around authentication and access in global pharmaceutical companies is now available.

The initiative was driven by OpenAthens and TDNet, provider of information-technology solutions for libraries and knowledge centres, specialising in discovery, portals and authentication.

Following in-depth interviews, micro surveys and online debates with information managers, technology companies, industry bodies and other stakeholders, the paper lays out the six key challenges companies are facing, plus the five key learnings from the project.

It also examines collaboration opportunities and how to move towards the ideal authentication and single sign-on solution.

Jon Bentley, Commercial Director at OpenAthens, said:

“We need to advance discussions around authentication and access solutions for global pharmaceutical companies. Information centres are increasingly online-only in their knowledge provision. Authentication and access must happen in a way which works for end-users but it has to maintain trust, security and insight for the knowledge manager. Shared understanding is a critical step forward in this process.”

Moshe Efron, VP Sales and Business Development at TDNet, added:

“This paper helps move the discussion on and highlights the confusion there is in the marketplace around online access and authentication. It looks at the possibilities for streamlining discovery and access, including the role of federations and single sign-on.”

Download the insights paperIdentity and access management for global pharmaceutical companies’.


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