Thursday, July 12, 2007


More Links for 2007-07-12

  • Automatic Toilet Tissue Dispenser Ready
    I find it interesting that Americans use twice as much toilet paper as Europeans. Is five sheets enough?

  • BPM is a workaround then, or is it SOA?
    The basic premise is that enterprises are turning to BPM because the major systems (ERP, CRM, ECM etc) have not delivered the required flexibility in business processes. If this is true, then why aren't enterprises instead strongly suggesting that software vendors in this space address their architecture instead of buying more products?

  • Interoperability Specifications Pledge
    I would love for Bob Sutor to talk about what IBM has in mind in terms of standards that would allow ECM products to interact with enterprise security products as IBM is a leader in SAML, WS-Federation and XACML support?

  • Most Over Used Terms in IT
    I would add an additional five terms such as: partnering, customer, synergy, governance and knowledge management

  • XML Certification Program
    The “XML Master” is a professional certification designed to assess an individual’s technical expertise with respect to XML and XML-related technologies. Approximately 15,000 professionals across the world have already obtained an XML Master certification. Of course I would love to understand who these 15,000 individuals are that wasted money on this type of certification

  • ICEFaces 1.6 released
    If you are into Ajax applications, then you should check out this product

  • CardSpace/Infocard for the people!
    The statement: Fishing attacks are mostly against banks, That is where the money is. is for the most part inaccurate. Banks make news but I can honestly say that phishing attacks have also been seen in my vertical as well.

  • Storing form data and records for the next 100 years
    I hate when folks think we are on different pages when we are in agreement. However, I was pointed to something offered by Documentum and their Content Transformation Services which implies that it is a distinct product which challenges my notion that it this type of capability should be out of the box and part of all core ECM products. My comments of course are not Documentum specific but since you keep referring to this thing called DFC, maybe you could tell me how I could use it to externalize out not authentication but authorization so that I can write my own XACML module? If you happen to know, how can I also write code to make the DFC understand SAML or leverage digital certificates provided by Active Directory? Any guidance on which APIs I should look at is appreciated

  • Fusion ECM
    Billy Cripe of Oracle chimes in on his philosophy regarding standards while still not providing any actual answers. Maybe Billy Cripe could simply respond with in his next blog entry when Oracle ECM will support the following standards: SAML 2.0, WebDAV (including locking), XACML, RSS, SPNEGO and SPML. If Oracle ECM has no plans to support, then you can say why as well.

  • Enterprise Documentum down on Monday
    If I were John Newton and Billy Cripe, I would probably amplify this posting

  • Identity Management Architecture
    The Federal Emergency Management Agency would be best served by posting any proposed architecture on its web site and soliciting opinions from Fortune 100 Enterprise Architects. The problem here is that consulting firms and software vendors have a bigger incentive to sell something while withholding the known problems of the solutions they propose

  • 10 Conversation Starting T-Shirts for Bloggers
    Here are 10 t-shirt designs that are guaranteed to start a conversation about blogging (or a round of mockery).

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