One of my prinicipal take aways from the Burton Catalyst Conference: Identity 2.0 ("user-centric identity") is shining considerably brighter these days in the identity management firmament.While not a supernova event like Apple's rollout of the iPhone, we can expect to see more exciting developments.
What are Identity 2.0 principles? Wade into Kim Cameron's influential paper "The Laws of Identity". And then "The Identity Metasystem", which introduces an inter-operable architecture based on the laws of identity.
Is anyone reaping the benefits of SOA? At a well attended Catalyst Conference session called "SOA: Dreams vs Reality", a show of hands showed no hands. Anne Thomas Manes, VP & Research Director, went on to provide some tips:
SOA is about design, not technology (as a corollary you don't need ESB or a vendor's latest product to do SOA)
You cannot buy SOA, you must design it
Cultural and political factors are significant impediments to SOA implementations
SOA is a long-term journey. If your organization is not willing to make a significant investment (enterprise-level planning; infrastructure & governance; organizational and cultural shift), don't waste your time.
"Make no mistake about it --- it is a juggernaut".
O'Kelly concluded that "SharePoint 2007 is a watershed product with very strong synergy across Microsoft's product/services offerings" and will significantly "reorder the collaboration/content management competitive landscape." While "far from perfect" the new version of Sharepoint, according to O'Kelly, is "also far beyond 'good enough'".