BlueChip Introduces BlueVault Identity Manager & BlueVault Account Manager -- Giving Application Control Back to the Business

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Blue Chip Consulting Group introduces BlueVault Identity Manager (BIM) and BlueVault Account Manager (BAM); low-cost account (identity and access management) provisioning toolsets built with Microsoft® technologies, allowing easy management of applications (resources) without compromising corporate security.

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Requests for similar services are already beginning to line up. However, because all applications and resources are governed by our corporate Active Directory policies and centrally managed via BAM, we are comfortable granting this level of autonomy.

Blue Chip Consulting Group (BlueChip), a Microsoft® Gold Certified Partner, announces the immediate availability of their latest Identity and Access Management solutions. BlueVault Identity Manager & BlueVault Account Manager both are low-cost security, configuration and compliance software solutions that meet the unique requirements of Marketing, Human Resources, Procurement, other business units, as well as the IT organization. BIM&BAM are cost effective solutions that delegate account administration of business applications back to where they belong, the Line of Business owner, while assuring corporate security models.

Visit BlueChip's Extranet Portal, BlueZone, (http://www.bluechip-llc.com/solutions/Pages/IAM.aspx) to experience first-hand how BlueVault Enterprise Security solutions securely protect THEIR Extranet. You are immediately provisioned an identity granting access to their Zone of Product demonstrations, 'how-to' documentation on account delegated administration and an opportunity to register for a series of Webinars. Participants will quickly see the value of governing ANY and ALL internal & external line of business applications via BlueVault- High-Value, Low-Cost Enterprise Security solutions.

LOW-COST, BUSINESS UNIT DELEGATION WITHOUT COMPROMIZING CORPORATE SECURITY    
Mark Creekmore is a BlueChip Solution Architect and has been an active contributor within the Identity & Access Management industry since the late 90's. Mark envisioned a solution that would allow Delegation of unique Line of Business Application Control to the 'Resource Owners' at a Low Cost; quickly achieving ROI. Naturally, corporate security models must ultimately govern this potentially risky proposition.

"The immense effort and expenditures required to implement, automate and administrate Business Applications and their related Identity and Access requirements, while maintaining corporate security compliance, have never been more complex. BIM & BAM are effective extensions of the 'Glass House' security models deployed by global IT organizations. Both grant Resource Owners, Site Admins, Portal Admins, managers and supervisors, as well as the employees themselves, a vehicle to 'self-manage' the environment in which they are responsible. "

Mark and the BlueChip team were able to leverage their Digital Identity Infrastructure and Identity Management Architecture (IMA) design expertise to create cost-effective, user-friendly, web-enabled portals that can easily adhere to existing organizational security models.

COMPREHENSIVE, CORPORATE ACCOUNT ADMINISTRATION

BIM governs access to ALL global Digital Identity stores and associated applications that use these Identities. BIM is a strategic, enterprise-wide, web-based, automated Identity and Access Mgmt solution that leverages policies via workflow management activities, helping enforce corporate standards compliance.

SECURELY MANAGE EXTERNAL FACING APPLICATIONS

BAM is a light-weight version of BIM, specifically tailored to the supplier / vendor / distributor environments of their clients. Its objective is to delegate the administration of external facing applications to the application owners at a fraction of the cost of other enterprise solutions.

BlueChip had a recent win in the Identity and Access Management space with a Chemical Manufacturer in Akron. Their primary objectives addressing their unique Sales Force programs were 'Speed-to-Market' and 'Corporate Security Compliance Assurance'. Their Channel Marketing Director is responsible for the process mapping of systems and requirements for their Seller community. "Our 3rd party seller program must be positioned to convey go-to-market programs and strategy information in a timely fashion. BlueChip was able to quickly meet our stringent objectives!"

Built upon Microsoft SharePoint® and SQL Server® technologies, and governed by BlueChip's BlueVault Account Manager (BAM), their program demonstrated immediate benefits to their external community. "Ironically, as soon as we launched our program , a market incident occurred requiring immediate execution in the field. Instead of a lengthy process impacting our time-to-market objectives and causing significant revenue losses, the BAM workflow rules built for our 3rd party seller application (providing self-service capabilities for several thousand partners), allowed my team to address this situation in 3 hours."

Their IT Director of Collaborative Services added, "This project was truly revolutionary for us. With the BlueChip partnership, IT and Business once again worked together toward common goals! BAM allowed our Channel Marketing team 'Resource Owner' access. Coupled with comprehensive reporting and ease-of-use features and functionality, they were able to administrate their own program, a task normally completed by my team."

He admitted some initial trepidation with setting a new distributed-control precedent. "Requests for similar services are already beginning to line up. However, because all applications and resources are governed by our corporate Active Directory policies and centrally managed via BAM, we are comfortable granting this level of autonomy."

Jim Filicko is a managing partner of BlueChip. "Since Mark has brought this incredible toolset to the forefront, BlueChip has successfully positioned BlueVault Identity Manager (BIM) & BlueVault Account Manager (BAM) with several of our clients. These solution offerings are strategic differentiators assisting our core business of Infrastructure Optimization and Platform Migration."

About Blue Chip Consulting Group

Blue Chip is an Information Technology Professional Services company headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. As a Microsoft® Managed Gold Partner, they specialize in eBusiness and Enterprise Architecture solutions.

Their consultants average 10-14 years of experience with a strong balance of professional and technical skills that allow them to identify and design comprehensive solutions to the most difficult eBusiness and IT challenges.
For more information, visit http://www.bluechip-llc.com/contact/Pages/default.aspx.

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