One of the most extraordinary aspects of modern technology is the startling rate at which it evolves and develops. Over recent decades, we’ve seen the technological world shift and transform in ways that might have seemed unimaginable not that long ago, and tech’s evolution shows no signs of slowing down in the years to come.
But with these rapid changes come new challenges, and all over the world, companies great and small are continuously faced with new dilemmas regarding the best ways to stay current and keep up with the latest technological tools while also being able to adapt and adjust their approach to make the best use of those tools with minimal hassle and inconvenience.
Nowhere is this more evident than in the world of domains, where the need for domainless enterprises is growing larger with every passing day.
A Simpler Time
Back at the turn of the millennium, well before the concept of the domainless enterprise might ever have been envisaged, everything was a lot simpler and easier to manage. In a typical business, employees from all teams would be using the same basic systems and tools. Namely, they were almost all using Microsoft systems and tools.
Microsoft was the only domain controller they needed to worry about and everything was handled from one single centralized system, and so it was easy for sales teams, marketing teams, and other teams to interact and carry out their duties without delaying or interfering with one another in any major way.
The Changing Landscape of the Digital World
Of course, nothing stays the same forever, and the rapid rate of technological evolution meant that Microsoft couldn’t hold the monopoly forever. New players in the technological world entered the arena, including everyone from Apple to Slack, and IT systems gradually started to become a lot more complicated.
Certain teams want to use totally different operating systems and platforms, other teams simply have to use certain tools and programs in order to keep up with the competition and carry out their day to day tasks as efficiently as possible, and the concept of a single domain controller that was easy to manage is gradually eroded away.
In simple terms, it was impossible to keep business technology all in one neat and tidy box. Even though Microsoft has historically provided a lot of different tools for business use, there were more and more innovative new options from other companies appearing on the market, and employees needed to have accounts and identities and management for all of those different tools and systems and platforms.
A Time for Change
As the situation has evolved for IT teams and professionals across the globe, it has become increasingly clear that new ways of managing IT resources are required. As more tools and systems are being used by teams and employees, management has become increasingly complex, opening up new risks and threats in the process.
In response, we’ve seen a range of new tools introduced, including IAM, SSO, and MDM tools for device and identity management, but, in many cases, these additional tools simply cause even more issues as they give IT teams even more accounts to manage and programs to keep track of. This is where the idea of a domainless enterprise begins to shine.
The Appeal of a Domainless Enterprise
The domainless enterprise is a system in which a single cloud directory is responsible for all matters connected with identity and access management.
An open, standards-based system offering support for all types of resources across platforms and operating systems, the domainless enterprise is the most sustainable solution to domain troubles that have been developed in recent years, providing a seamless, simple, and effective approach that can allow companies to build stable and secure IT spaces.
In a domainless enterprise, admins are able to easily transition between on-prem directory services to cloud-based systems, totally transforming their structure of simplicity and security. They’re able to monitor and adjust user systems, whether they’re on Mac, Windows, or Linux devices, and manage all resources, including systems, apps, and so on.
The benefits of this system are clear to see for IT teams and professionals. A domainless enterprise allows admins to enjoy unprecedented freedom, security, and control, as well as breaking through the barriers that have hindered collaboration between teams in the past and adapt to the changing needs of today’s world too, with domainless enterprises far more ready and able to respond to remote work.