Microsoft Identity Manager – or MIM – represents the go-to solution for the many organisations looking to reinforce their identity and access management efforts. But even after implementation, there’s still plenty of learning to be done.
If you’ve taken your identity and access management seriously – as our customers have – then it’s more than likely that Microsoft Identity Manager (MIM) will be a familiar name to you. Over time, the solution has rightfully carved out its place at the top spot, synonymous with secure identity and exceptional functionality.
Of course, introducing MIM is just the first part of a longer journey towards successfully managing and owning your organisation’s identity and access management; there’s life post-implementation, after all!
And as with life, the identity journey is a long-term one, with over-arching goals and new challenges scattered along the way. Luckily, there are also opportunities to learn, ensuring that MIM’s potential effectiveness is maximised.
But why, after committing time and money in the early stages, should organisations take advantage of further training on MIM, or indeed look at foundational training? Isn’t the most important aspect of the journey over? Far from it.
1. Make Post-Implementation More Successful
Post-implementation, day one: this is the day that your organisation can change forever. With MIM now an integral part of the business, there’s a feverish potential in the air and anything is possible. But potential success is never quite as good as actual success – continuing to learn at this stage can make sure the former transforms into the latter.
How? By arming individuals and teams with the knowledge to actively make the most of everything MIM has to offer. This might include looking at challenges it can resolve beyond the original scope of the project, or even just ensuring that the environment can be successfully maintained on a day-to-day basis. In short, knowledge really is power.
2. Empower Your Team
Nobody ever stops learning, and when it comes to professional development, the chance to upskill is too good to pass up.
Offering training courses and education at different levels to your team can help to give individuals greater confidence in using the solution and its features, as well as bolstering their CVs and helping them to add greater value to their roles. They get personal development and the organisation gets in-house management: it’s a win-win for all involved.
3. Solidify Your Commitment to MIM
Any business transformation – whether it’s a process refresh, a raft of hires, or introducing a new system – needs commitment behind it to take it from initial daydream to fully-realised end result. Too many initiatives, however, are dropped after some time, leaving loose ends and working against an organisation’s best interests (not to mention taking the costs involved for granted).
Upskilling your team, however, demonstrates a level of commitment that offers stability. It shows people at every stage of the business that the transition will be handled with care, that the transformation is good for the business, and – above all else – that it’s here to stay.
How can Identity Experts help?
We live and breathe identity management. Our consultation process has helped many clients through implementation, design, configuration, training and support. We help businesses of any size, and have worked with organisations in all sectors – from Education and Government, to Law.