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Consolidating access control yields big payoffs
That is pretty much the operative situation, though, for government agencies when it comes to managing employees, consultants and contractors, and then controlling which information technology resources and networks they can tap into, whether they are turning on their computers in the morning, updating their personnel records in a human resources system, booking work-related travel, or signing in to an information-sharing wiki. Those IT access security mechanisms, essential as they are, are hardly ever a single system. Instead, each application or system typically has its own access control system.
As a result, users must remember multiple passwords and log-in methods, while IT departments must handle the grunt work of manually managing duplicative systems.
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