Analyst/Advisor details

Martin Kuppinger Member of the Board

Stuttgart / Germany

Experience:
25 years in IT industry

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Roles & Responsibilities at KuppingerCole:

As Founder and Principal Analyst, Martin Kuppinger oversees the KuppingerCole research, provides own research, engages in Customer Advisories in his role as Trusted Advisor, and acts as a Member of the Board.

Background & Education:

Martin wrote more than 50 IT-related books and is known as a widely-read columnist and author of technical articles and reviews in some of the most prestigious IT magazines in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He is a renowned global leader in Identity Mangement and Digital Identity and is among the top 10 experts in this field globally. He is also a well-established speaker and moderator at seminars and congresses. Martin holds a Bachelor in Economics.

  

Areas of coverage:

Martin Kuppinger oversees all areas of KuppingerCole research and has outstanding expertise in areas such as cybersecurity, blockchain, and AI.

Professional experience:

His interest in Identity Management dates back to the 80s, when he also gained considerable experience in software architecture development. Over the years, he added several other fields of research, including virtualization, cloud computing, overall IT security, and others. Having studied economies, he combines in-depth IT knowledge with a strong business perspective.

Recent blog posts

Blog

Informatica is Moving Data Management to the Cloud

Introducing Intelligent Data Management Cloud (IDMC) as a Comprehensive, Cloud-Native, and Cloud-First Approach to Data Management Data is the new gold, the new oil, or whatever. In the cloud, you only own the data, but not the applications, systems, or networks anymore. Data is…

Blog

Managing Access to Your Business Applications: Breadth vs. Depth

I’ve been in IT long enough to remember when business applications were home-grown and written in COBOL. In the early stages of my career, I even gave computer classes on the standard algorithms for good COBOL programming, such as sorting and grouping. In the more than three…

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SailPoint to Strengthen Their SAP Access Control and SoD Control Capabilities by Acquiring ERP Maestro

This week, SailPoint announced their intent to acquire ERP Maestro , a SaaS-based solution for monitoring SoD controls and manage access controls in business applications such as SAP. This announcement fits well into the SailPoint strategy of expanding their core offerings IdentityIQ and…

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Centrify & Thycotic: Will 1+1 be 2? Or less? Or more?

TPG Capital acquiring Thycotic in addition to Centrify, but leaving many questions unanswered Mergers and acquisitions are not uncommon in the tech industry, specifically in software. Even in the specialized area of Privileged Access Management (PAM), currently a $1.4bn market according…

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The Next Level of Zero Trust: Software Security and Cyber Supply Chain Risk Management

The recent SolarWinds incident has shed a light on an area of cybersecurity that is not frequently in focus. Better said, it is “again has shed a light”, if we remember the Heartbleed incident that happened back in 2014. Back then, my colleague Alexei Balaganski wrote in a…

Blog

Getting a Grip on Your Big Data – Informatica Announces Acquisition of Compact Solutions

Informatica just announced that they agreed to acquire Compact Solutions, a vendor of Enterprise Metadata Management with engineering and professional services being based out of Krakow, Poland. Compact Solutions core product is MetaDex, which enables full end-to-end visibility of data…


Recent research documents

Leadership Compass

Leadership Compass Identity Fabrics

This report provides an overview of the market for Identity Fabrics, comprehensive IAM solutions built on a modern, modular architecture, and provides you with a compass to help you to find the solution that best meets your needs. We examine the market segment, vendor service functionality,…

Whitepaper

Identity for the Business: Identity Fabrics supporting the Digital Transformation

Business is changing fundamentally. Digital Services are the new normal, both as autonomous business models and accompanying physical goods. The connected vehicle and the changes in transportation illustrate this perfectly well. Businesses require a new type of infrastructure for managing…

Whitepaper

Identity Governance Herausforderungen mit ForgeRock Autonomous Identity bewältigen

Die meisten Organisationen sehen den Vorteil von Identity Governance und Administration (IGA), erkennen jedoch, dass es in der Praxis Herausforderungen hat, denn bestimmte Aufgaben sind komplex und schwerfällig. Bestehende IGA-Lösungen kommen dadurch an ihre Grenzen und werden als…

Whitepaper

Overcoming Identity Governance Challenges with ForgeRock Autonomous Identity

Most organizations see the value of identity governance and administration (IGA). However, they recognize that it has its challenges in practice, with certain tasks being complex and cumbersome. As a result, existing IGA solutions are faltering. Dynamic businesses require new approaches…

Executive View

SAP Enterprise Threat Detection

In these days of ever-increasing cyber-attacks, organizations have to move beyond preventative actions towards detection and response. This no longer applies to the network and operating system level only, but involves business systems such as SAP S/4HANA. Identifying, analyzing, and…


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