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Kevin K. Kampman
Research Director
12 years at Gartner
29 years IT industry

Kevin K. Kampman is a Research Director in Gartner IT Professionals Research, covering Identity Management and Privacy. Mr. Kampman assists organizations in the optimization of identity capabilities for business objectives. Read Full Bio

Looking for Crime in all the Wrong Places

by Kevin Kampman  |  March 29, 2013

This week, I encountered a rare situation. As I was leaving a local restaurant, I passed by a bank. In the driveway, an older lady was sitting in her late model high-dollar land yacht. She motioned me to the driver’s window. “Is there a depository in front of the bank?” she asked. I walked over […]

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Top Three Consulting Engagements in October 2012

by Kevin Kampman  |  October 16, 2012

In September of this year, I changed hats from an analyst and returned to my prior role as a consultant. Gartner consulting offers a much deeper set of capabilities and resources than our small team at Burton Group, and it became very attractive to me to join this competent and effective team of people. I’ll […]

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Not all they claim to be…

by Kevin Kampman  |  May 4, 2012

To prepare for my Catalyst roles and entitlement workshop, I thought it might be worthwhile to see how far the idea of something-based access controls (*-BAC) had progressed. It has been awhile since I have looked at role initiatives, although my inquiries tell me that interest in roles is still healthy. Roles have become an […]

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Buried identity management treasures: The roots keep poking up

by Kevin Kampman  |  April 19, 2012

Last week I had the opportunity to conduct an identity management workshop with a large educational institution. 20 people attended, evenly distributed between IT and business operations, with some large constituencies notably absent. Let’s call them employees and customers. For as long as I’ve been doing identity management, this distribution is fairly typical. Identity management […]

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Minor Tectonic Shift for AD Bridge

by Kevin Kampman  |  July 1, 2011

Likewise Software has sold its Active Directory (AD) Bridge assets Likewise Open and Likewise Enterprise, to BeyondTrust, in order to focus its attention on the identity and storage software markets. The move by Likewise leaves the market with four main competitors: BeyondTrust, CA, Centrify, and Quest Software. The Likewise AD Bridge portfolio is competitive and […]

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Role Management – Demonstrating value, or not

by Kevin Kampman  |  August 23, 2010

Those of you who attended Catalyst in San Diego in 2009 may remember the lively panel on Role Management’s Evolution. The participants included Edward Coyne of SAIC, representing InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS), David Laurance of JPMC, Alan O’Connor of RTI, Robert Amos of NuStar Energy LP, and Paul Rarey of Safeway. The […]

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“One Piece at a Time:” Quest acquires Völcker Informatik AG

by Kevin Kampman  |  July 12, 2010

Anyone who’s heard Johnny Cash’s hit single One Piece at a Time smiles at the story of how a Detroit line worker built his Cadillac by smuggling parts out of the plant, one by one, until he had enough components to assemble a complete car. It’s an OK approach, if you aren’t too concerned about […]

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Clear: You’ve been resurrected; now move to the front of the line…

by Kevin Kampman  |  June 29, 2010

Last summer, the Clear / TSA Registered Traveler (RT) program was terminated. The premise of the Clear program was that frequent travelers willing to go through a government background check would pay for that service, in return for the convenience of a shorter trip through airport security. Apparently, about 200,000 people fit this profile and […]

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