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, the international identity and access management software provider for the information industry, 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 signon."
Download the insights paper Identity and access management for global pharmaceutical companies
OpenAthens offers identity and access management solutions and supports membership of the OpenAthens Federation. Our mission is to remove barriers to knowledge and connect people to information. More than 4 million users worldwide in over 2,000 organisations in 46 countries benefit from OpenAthens. Our international customer base ranges from education and research organisations, to government, charities, corporates, publishers and other service providers.
OpenAthens is part of Eduserv, a not-for-profit IT services company based in Bath, UK, with a range of services that span identity and access management, managed cloud services, cyber resilience and applications integration. For more information visit our website, watch our videos and follow us on Twitter.
TDNet specialises in developing and providing robust Technology-Content-Services combined solutions supporting research workflows in special libraries and information centres.
TDNet improves content discovery to advance research and practice by providing services for:
- Discovery to delivery: discovery web-scale search, link resolver, holdings management and knowledgebase services
- Portals: modular library and information centres managed portals based on a content management system
- Authentication and access management: single sign-on, authentication, access management and usage analysis
TDNet solutions uniquely combine technology and content together with extensive integration, customisation and professional services. For more information about TDNet visit www.tdnet.com.