How it works: Using the Jamcracker Platform, enterprise IT can integrate user provisioning, administration and single sign-on functions. Once that's completed, IT can provide users a catalogue of services and then centrally and consistently manage provisioning, access, administration, security, audit and chargeback, the company says.
Why it's worth watching: As enterprises pick a cloud services provider over here and another over there, and build up a private cloud or two, IT organisations face the challenge of "managing all this stuff," says Jeff Kaplan, managing director of ThinkStrategies. Increasingly, they'd like that management from a single dashboard, he adds. A variety of third parties, Jamcracker among them, has risen to the challenge of providing a central point of control for cloud services.