Ensynch Inc., the Southwest’s leading provider of IT infrastructure services, staffing and data center solutions, announced today that one of its Technology Architects, Brad Turner, will be a featured speaker at NetPro’s Sixth Annual Directory Experts Conference (DEC) in Las Vegas, Nev. April 22-25. The conference sponsored by NetPro Computing, Inc. and Microsoft, is the only annual event focused on advancing skills of the most experienced users of Microsoft’s Directory Services and Identity and Access Management (IAM technologies).
Turner will be presenting a session demonstrating his industry-first method of using SQL (Structured Query Language) Reporting Services a database management system combined with Microsoft’s Identity Integration Server (MIIS). MIIS enables users to manage identity information across multiple systems and platforms, but does not include a data reporting feature. Turner’s solution allows users to use SQL Reporting Services to present valuable identity information in a simplified form using a web portal.
“What we are seeing on the frontlines is that as mid-market businesses grow, they face a greater difficulty in collecting and managing all the data that is so important,” said Turner. “Particularly data management proves to be a vital tool in addressing auditing and reporting issues related to government regulations like Sarbanes Oxley.”
The conference will cover Directory Services, Identity Lifecycle Management, Identity Integration Server, Federated Identity, Information Protection, and Strong Authentication. Additional speakers include Microsoft’s Kim Cameron, identity and access architect and Peter Houston, senior director, identity and access product management.
"Coming up on its sixth consecutive year, DEC has become the premier education conference for the Microsoft Identity and Access Community," said Gil Kirkpatrick, NetPro CTO and DEC founder. "While we remain committed to providing premium content on Active Directory and MIIS, we are thrilled to expand the scope of the event to include powerful new technologies within the Microsoft Identity and Access stack. The cutting edge sessions led by our industry leading speakers on Windows Rights Management Services (RMS), Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) and Certificate Lifecycle Manager (CLM) will expand our attendees' expertise and give their organizations a competitive edge."
Turner serves as Senior Technical Architect for Ensynch, bringing over 13 years of expertise to the organization. He specializes in Enterprise Directory Architecture, Identity Management Architecture, Systems Integration, and Domain and Systems Management. Prior to his work at Ensynch, Turner held leadership positions for American Express, IBM GS and Paranet/Sprint Paranet.
Ensynch is an award-winning provider of IT infrastructure services, IT staffing and data center managed services. Founded in 2000, Ensynch provides a full range of secure, manageable, and cost-effective technology solutions that help growing businesses operate more efficiently, with greater security and increased agility. Ensynch serves mid-market to enterprise-level commercial and public sector customers. Its business technology offerings include IT strategy, assessments, implementation, staffing, and data center solutions ranging from colocation to remote monitoring to fully-outsourced IT management. Ensynch has earned consecutive spots on the Inc 500 and numerous Microsoft distinctions including a Worldwide Partner Excellence Award. Ensynch is headquartered in Tempe, Ariz., serving the Southwest and select clients in Europe. The company also has offices in San Diego, Irvine, Santa Monica and El Segundo, California.