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Homan Farahmand
Research Director
6 years at Gartner
26 years IT Industry

Homan Farahmand is a Research Director covering digital identity and access management (IAM) within Gartner for Technical Professionals (GTP) across different identity domains. Read Full Bio

How to Assess a Blockchain Platform?

by Homan Farahmand  |  March 28, 2017

There are a growing number of blockchain platforms that are competing to prove their viability and establish their foothold in this rapidly evolving market. It’s no surprise that this pace of introduction of a new technology can cause some challenges for technical professionals to compare and contrast these platforms. As a result, what constitutes a blockchain […]

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Robotic Process Automation Knocking on IAM Door!

by Homan Farahmand  |  February 3, 2017

Manual and tedious identity governance and administration tasks can bring chills to many IT leaders when it comes to planning resources in a budget cycle. It is almost an accepted fact that we can’t do anything about it…IGA (Identity Governance and Administration) tools can help us to some degree by automating some of these steps […]

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Testing Your IAM Planning Decisions Needs a Robust Risk Model

by Homan Farahmand  |  April 27, 2016

IAM planners/architects can greatly benefit from predicting the impact of a prioritization decision on operational risk, before making the actual decision. Why? Because testing an IAM planning decision in a production environment is not cheap. Our review of more than 50 large IAM deployments between 2009 and 2015 found many suboptimal deployments of IAM solutions […]

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Chasing the Long Tail of Fine-grained Authorization

by Homan Farahmand  |  February 9, 2016

Coarse-grained and fine-grained authorization are similar to classic and quantum physics in many ways. One studies the larger objects and the other deals with subatomic particles. With what scientists know today, you can imagine how difficult it would be if you tried studying subatomic particles’ properties while applying the classical physics theories. When dealing with […]

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When IAM Meets (the Idea Of) Blockchain!

by Homan Farahmand  |  January 24, 2016

It seems the technology market has an emerging champion, Blockchain! Every day we hear how Blockchain can change the world. What most interest me is how Blockchain may affect the realm of Identity and Access Management. Many IAM architects may have a similar question while sifting through the available information. But this can be a […]

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