What’s in a Name? Everything… Some years ago, we put together a fun little map that shows some of the dangers our customers face in the treacherous waters of Identity Management. But now, after meeting with our customer advisory board during the recent Gartner IAM event in Las Vegas, we’ve had to expand the map..

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That’s right—we’re bringing identity back… 😉 There is no doubt that IT in general and IAM in particular are facing a sea of change. The disruption of the cloud, along with the emergence and explosion of new devices and form factors, is creating the kind of turbulent environment where major opportunities can be exploited—and major..

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Are you ready for more Microsoft? A couple weeks ago, I posted an overview of the recent Windows Azure AD (WAAD) and Access Panel announcement that heralded Microsoft’s entry into the IDaaS market. In it, I looked at Sean Deuby’s excellent article on the WAAD news, as well as his analysis of Microsoft’s hybrid identity..

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I’ve been blogging on Gartner analyst Ian Glazer’s recent video on whether we need to kill IdM in order to save it. It seems appropriate to begin these with words of Martin Kuppinger, in response to the Glazer video and my first post on this topic: “…. I believe in approaches that build on existing..

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Last week, we discussed Ian Glazer’s video on killing identity in order to save it. And this week I want to follow up on some of the questions I raised at the end of my post: What makes hierarchies, along with graphs, so important (think contextual relationships). How SQL databases can capture information without redundancy,..

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We’ve been banging the federated identity service drum for a while now. But no less than Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff has taken up the beat: Identity federation is the next big thing for one of the biggest players in the SaaS category. As Benioff announced, the new Salesforce identity service will “deliver a single, social,..

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Explore our New Federated Identity Service at RSA I’m looking forward to RSA this year, where we’ll announce a major breakthrough in the way companies manage their identity in this increasingly web and cloud-centric world. I’m also proud to see that RSA is integrating our solution into its excellent IdM stack. I’ll tell you all..

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By Michel Prompt, Founder & CEO Last week’s webinar on “Data Clouds”, featuring Lyn Robison, Research Director for Data Management Strategies at Burton, is already generating a buzz in the blogosphere. In his recent blog post responding to the webinar, Jnan Dash expertly captured the data cloud concept. Formerly a senior executive at IBM and..

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