We’re Number 1! We’re Number 1!

UPDATE (August 27, 2008): I have updated the blog post to avoid violating certain copyright issues with Gartner

Gartner has released their latest Magic Quadrant on User Provisioning. It’s good to see that we have built on our previous success to emerge as one of the best (if not the best) in the Provisioning industry. I can remember the days at Thor when we would have given up our firstborns to achieve something even close to this kind of recognition.

number-one-fanGood to see that all the hard work at making Oracle Identity Manager easier to use, configure and manage is starting to show dividends. Gartner specifically recognized some of the key improvements we made to the product in the last release: our new Graphical Workflow Designer, the new Connector Installation Wizard, and improvements to our Generic Technology Connector and Reconciliation Manager.

The report also gives props to our strategy of Service-Oriented Security, which is laying the foundation for an identity services based deployment of identity management. The report does seems to assume that our Application-Centric concept is different from SOS, and that we have moved away from it. The truth is that SOS is simply an expansion of our earlier Application-Centric vision, which looks to make it easier for identity-enabled applications to be built by using identity constructs made available in the development environment.

Gartner makes note of the strong competition we will continue to face from Sun, IBM, Novell and a slew of other products. And there is no dearth of recent articles noting the continuing troubles enterprises face in provisioning deployments. So while it feels good to be at the top of the pile, there is still a lot of work to do as we try to keep the momentum going.

You can check out a copy of the report, compliments of Oracle, here.