A down-to-earth cloud journey
Since its founding in 1856, plant breeding company KWS has thrived on innovation. KWS uses leading-edge plant breeding methods to increase farmers’ yields and improve resistance to disease, pests, and abiotic stress. To support its global workforce to be equally successful in their daily work, the company adopted a cloud infrastructure with Microsoft Azure to enable employees access digital tools from wherever they are, be it the office, laboratories, or on the field.
Picking the right tools
Before rolling out its new cloud-based work tools globally, such as Office 365, the KWS team responsible for implementing the company’s IT guidelines from the headquarters in Germany needed a way to efficiently manage the 4,500 internal user and 1,000 external identities that were about to be onboarded to the new system from across 120 locations worldwide. With partner Beck et al., KWS landed on the Okta Identity Cloud as its identity management solution of choice to enable employees to access their new tools securely and hassle-free no matter how far from headquarters they are.