Year: 2006

The Gartner Summit was a Good Primer on IAM

I usually don’t expect too many replies to postcards (real world or blog) that I write, so I was pleasantly surprised to see the discussion my post about the Gartner summit generated. The lively discussions regarding the part roles play in compliance were definitely expected. What I was not expecting were the few emails I

How good are our passwords?

Wired News (which I read assiduously) had a pretty interesting article in their “Security Matters” section recently that talked about an analysis done of MySpace account passwords (“MySpace Passwords Aren’t So Dumb“). It makes for a pretty interesting read, so check it out. While you are at it, check out whether you have a password

Postcard from the Gartner IAM Summit

2 weeks ago I attended Gartner’s first IAM summit. Entering an arena long dominated by Burton and RSA, they nonetheless seemed to have a respectable turnout, even if it was mostly people like me curious to find out what their treatment of the space was going to be. The fact that it was in Vegas

Moving Towards the ISF: Announcing the Identity Governance Framework

This week, Oracle took a long awaited first step towards the realization of the Identity Services Framework that I have been talking about. At the Gartner IAM Summit this week, Oracle announced an open initiative, the Identity Governance Framework (IGF), to address governance of identity related information across enterprise IT systems. The IGF will enable

Ask Dr. K: The IdM Elevator Pitch

The following question was posed recently by a sales consultant: A global customer is implementing a “single forest, single domain” directory (MS AD), supporting among other things SAP and Windows – about 30,000 users. They have asked us to summarise the business case for additional IdM solutions given the single directory approach. Dr. K says:

Accessing the OpenWorld session presentations

I have received a couple of requests from people for the presentations we gave at OpenWorld. They are available for download from the Oracle OpenWorld Website. If you click on Content Catalog on the right, it opens a new window where you can search for the sessions you are interested in. For the identity management

A new identity for my blog

Those interested may have noticed that last week I rebranded my blog to its new name – Talking Identity. Thanks to all those that gave me suggestions (even the ones given sarcastically). Hopefully this resolves any conflicts that arose with the previous name I had chosen. The name reflects what I hope to do through

Postcards from OpenWorld – II

Thursday, I had a session on Application-Centric Identity Management, describing how it will change the way applications are built. Despite the early hour of the session, a few brave souls did show up, which was quite gratifying. While the session flew by, I did have some interesting conversations with a few of the attendees. In

Postcards from OpenWorld – I

The last few days, I have been experiencing the spectacle that is OpenWorld. And what a spectacle it is. Howard street is blocked off, covered by a huge tent. Everything, even buses, are painted Oracle colors, and every signal change at the intersection lets loose a sea of people rushing around trying to get to

Get ready for Oracle OpenWorld

Next week (actually, starting Saturday) is Oracle OpenWorld, Oracle’s annual conference dedicated to helping enterprises understand and harness the power of information. From what I hear, it is going to be huge, and San Francisco is already starting to look Oracle red, with banners and signage everywhere. I have never been to an OpenWorld conference