Identity Management Blog

A few months ago, I wrote a few blogs about trends in Healthcare and why these were making Identity a top of mind issue in the Healthcare sector.
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The really hot summer is finally here after a long, cold winter and a short spring – Thanks Global Warming.
Happy 2011 everyone. Best wishes in this New Year. May this year bring you closer to your dreams and goals.
2010 has been a very eventful year for identity.   It has been a solid year chock full of M&A activity and innovations – all good signs that Identity and Access Management (IAM) continues to be a vibrant and relevant space in the information security market.  Below are some rants on my perspective of the events in IAM in 2010.
The recent acquisition of ArcSight by HP for $1.5B announced this past Monday inspired me to write this blog article (writer’s block is a thing of the past with all of these announcements).  It is exciting to see all of this activity in the information security industry, particularly after an intense prior week in the strong authentication arena.
After a refreshing vacation, I am back in the office this week. And on my return, I was pleasantly with some announcements made within the last few days. Here are the events in chronological order:
Jackson Shaw put up a few posts recently on Microsoft's plans to acquire Sentillion, and throws out a few questions.  In a nutshell, Jackson makes a great point that this acquisition was probably driven by Redmond's Health Solutions Group rather than their traditional identity management team (whose product was formerly known as ILM, now Forefront).  Here are a few of my thoughts that supports ...