Companies that depend on vast supply chains to produce their wares tend to work with hundreds or even thousands of partners, many of which require an online portal — or several — with which to share information. Flex, the $26 billion supply chain technology company formerly known as Flextronics, is no exception.
That presented a challenged for Flex CIO Gus Shahin in 2015, who the last few years has beefed up the company’s cybersecurity profile while accelerating business productivity. On that score, Shahin realized he needed an identity and access management (IAM) solution that enabled the company’s 200,000 employees, as well as its 17,000 suppliers, to communicate and connect to on-premises and cloud applications, which Flex was increasingly adding to its IT portfolio. “Everybody wants their products on the shelves faster,” Shahin says.
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