Date Added: Oct 2009
IT infrastructure software has a well-established track record for gilded projects experiencing frequent cost overruns and missed deadlines. Expensive software and extensive customization are the prime contributors to expanding identity management costs, spiraling budgets for identity projects to a lifecycle cost that is 4-5 times more than the price of the initial identity software license. Even 'Free' or open source software has significantly higher lifecycle costs. Exploding IT infrastructure costs are fueling the fast-growing marketplace for Software as a Service (SaaS) as an alternative to software.