Friday, November 23, 2007
Links for 2007-11-23
Anil Saldhana hopes that these two specifications can converge. In order for this to happen, Don Schmidt and members of the Liberty Alliance will need to put their egos aside and do the right thing for all parties. This may be a very long wait.
Forrester recently rated IBM as the leader in the ECM space over Documentum and stated that they offer the richest core set of ECM capabilities. Good to also see Stellent in the leaders section as well.
Laurence Hart is one of the few ECM bloggers who goes beyond simple concepts and dives into details. I have learned more about ECM from Laurence that I have from reading the blogs of Craig Randall, Andrew Chapman, Cornelia Davis, Dave Robertson, Sumanth Molakala and other EMC employees combined. Hopefully, Laurence won't have to carry all the weight in 2008 and others will join the conversation in a meaningful way.
I like Lawrence Liu's Theorems in that they are pretty accurate. I would only change one thing and that would be to remove the constraint of community as something that solely occurs within an enterprise (except for the occasional conference) and instead talk about knowledge management of the entire domain.
Jackson Shaw keeps me honest, something I wish other bloggers would do more often. His quote: There's not enough services revenue required for these products may actually be the primary reason why vendors are focused on identity while ignoring implementing XACML PEP within their products...
Should open source have IP protections similar to closed source? Mark Fleury has different opinions that the rest of the community. What is your opinion?
I suspect that Gartner summed everything up but didn't provide any details. Anyway, Nishant wonders whether user provisioning is ubiquitous enough that it is well understood or is it simply too boring a topic? My thought says that the answer may be both and neither at the same time. How many enterprises are wildly successful with user provisioning vs how many have at best achieved mediocrity? I suspect that many folks don't want to talk about it.
There are many definitions for the concepts of SOA reference models and SOA reference architectures that are now being defined by guys like me (my models are correct, as always), standards organizations such as OASIS and the Open Group, and vendors such as IBM, Oracle, BEA and TIBCO. Sometimes they align; most of the time they do not. I wonder who should step up and help all these entities get on the same page?
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