Felix Gaehtgens: Hitachi-ID: Good strategy, great new opportunities, but no shopping spree!
I've recently briefed by Hitachi-ID (ex M-Tech) about what's going on now that they are operating under a new banner. On the line were the Shohams (Gideon and Idan) as well as the new Chief Strategy Officer Masata Saito. We started going over the acquisition again - no surprise there as it's been all over the news: M-Tech has been acquired by Hitachi, and is now run as a separate business unit called Hitachi-ID, the Shohans will continue to lead the company, and the entire ex M-Tech organisation and product line will remain with Hitachi-ID - no splits-ups, re-orgs or technological fusions on the roadmap.
MARTIN KUPPINGER: Quest: Two new tools for SSO
Quest is providing more and more tools in the Identity Management space. That is no surprise, given the fact that Jackson Shaw is Senior Product Manager at Quest. Jackson Shaw has been at Zoomit and Microsoft before, thus being one of the "inventors" of Microsoft´s MIIS.
Felix Gaehtgens: Identyx and Symlabs release new versions of Virtual Directory
In the first half of April, two vendors of virtual directory products have announced new major version of their software. Identyx, based in Austin, Texas, announced the availability of version 2 of the Penrose Virtual Directory. Symlabs, based in Lisbon, Portugal, announced version 4 of the Symlabs Virtual Directory Server and the Symlabs LDAP Proxy Server.
Building an Identity Bus
An Interview with Kim Cameron, Felix Gaehtgens, Dave Kearns, Dale Olds and Jackson Shaw
One of the most amazing panel discussions at EIC 2008 actually took place in the exhibition area and was filmed. Watch Kim Cameron, Felix Gaehtgens, Dave Kearns, Dale Olds and Jackson Shaw discussing the Internet Identity Bus.
You will find more interviews on theKuppinger Cole channelon YouTube site.
High resolution videos of the interviews can be found in thepodcasts sectionof our web site.
Mike Small´s Keynote at EIC 2008
If you put together 40 years of experience in computer industry, an extra portion of extra-dry British humor and excellent thought leadership, you´ll get the right mix to really understand, wether Security, Privacy and Trust are a mission impossible. Thank you Mike Small (CA) for this great keynote.
Marne Gordan´s Keynote at EIC 2008
Market perspectives on Governance, Compliance and Identity Management
Marne E. Gordan (GRC Market Manager, IBM Tivoli Software), giving her Keynote at EIC 2008
Marne´s brilliant keynote on the 32 Billion $ (2008) GRC Market. Talking about some famous examples in finance and health industries, she reminds us, that it is all about human behavior, when it gets down to the question, why GRC is so important.
The newsletter - a new KCP offering
With this first issue - the"pilot"- we introduce our new monthly newsletter with up-to-date information on all fields of our research.
KCP stands for expertise, thought leadership, and a vendor-neutral view on the broader"identity market", including aspects like classical Identity and Access Management (IaM), Information Rights Management (IRM), Identity Risk Management, Digital Certificates, Cards and Tokens, Single Sign-On, Auditing, Federation, User Centric Identity Management and Identity 2.0, and many more.
KCP - Blogs with an OpenID
The blogs complement the present information on our Website and in our Newsletter and also deal with supplementary research topics which are permanent getting more important for us, like the Business service management (BSM) for example.
It is of course also possible for you to comment the blogs. As a special feature, you can also register yourself with an openID identity and subscribe the new Blog contributions by eMail or RSS. We are looking forward to your comments and are pleased to be able to offer to you a further service with information from our analysis activity.
Blog Martin Kuppinger
SaaS - unmanageable, but (still) successful
SaaS is becoming more and more popular, especially in the US. In Europe the growth is much slower, but that is no surprise - Europe is usually some 12 to 36 months behind the US in adopting new technologies.
Why Information Rights Management is mandatory?
Information Rights Management (IRM) is one of these technologies which isn´t really successful until now, even while it is discussed and available for a pretty long time. IRM is about protecting the information directly, through signatures, encryption and a direct assignment of rights. These rights describe who is allowed to do what with that piece of information.
Siemens DirX - back in the IAM market?
Some time ago, as a result of some of the fundamental reorganizations Siemens had to do within the last two years ago, the department responsible for the DirX solutions has been moved into the healthcare unit of Siemens.
Blog Jörg Resch
I´m definately amongst the last ones to join the crowd blaming German Universities to lag behind international standards with regards to their educational program, especially in the fields of technology and computer sciences.
Is GRC something different in Europe than it is in the US?
TodayI listened to a podcastwhere Kevin Cunningham and Darran Rolls fromSailpoint Softwaretalk in an interview with Jackie Gilbert about their impressions they brought back home from EIC 2008.
Blog Felix Gaehtgens
BMC drops traditional identity management, focuses on Business Service Automation
I was at the BMC User World conference in Lisbon last Tuesday, trying to figure ot where BMC is going, specifically in the field of identity management. After all, BMC´s presence in that segment has been surprisingly low-key since several months.
HP passes the buck to Novell
Hewlett-Packard, who recently announced that it would all but retreat from the identity management sector as an independent vendor, hasjust announced a partnership with Novell. That will settle the many speculations in the industry. As HP had made a significant investment into identity management products, someone would surely be picking up the pieces. And the winner is: Novell!
Federation and auto-provisioning
Ping Identity recently announced the availability of Version 5.1 of Ping Federate in their blog. What caught my attention was that Ping has now also finally added a feature I (and others) call"auto-provisioning"or"federated provisioning".
Blog Sebastian Rohr
SAPPHIRE Berlin Day 2
Despite my young age, I guess here is where you find how the spirit of the IT industry might have been in"those days", where multi-million dollar Mainframe deals were made. At least, that is the impression you get when you stroll around.
Managing External IDs
Have you ever encountered procedural problems while re-engineering your hiring process, retirement or resignation processes to adopt it to your brand new IAM solution? more...
23.-25.07.2008, Keystone Resort Lodge, Keystone Colorado
Single Sign-On Summit
Established with singular focus, the SSO Summit will help line-of-business owners and IT understand in detail the when, where and how of SSO, ensuring you have the knowledge to deploy successfully, and realize benefits immediately.more...
European Identity Conference 2009
With more than 450 attendees from 23 countries, EIC is a major platform in Europe to create, support and foster the dialog between GRC and identity management thought leaders and users, but as well between thought leaders themselves, between Europeans and Americans, vendors, vendor partners and users, between open source initiatives and the market. more...