Thursday, April 29, 2010
In some studies, enterprises are spending up to 60% of their IT budgets on operational costs thus impacting the available budget to spend on innovation. The challenge we all face in the identity and IT departments is how to get the most out of our existing licenses and reduce cost where possible in delivering IT projects. One of the costly areas of projects is getting at identity data when it lives in legacy applications. This is especially true when you look at Federation projects.
If you are running a Federation project and have to access identity data in legacy or disparate data sources, this webcast is for you! Virtual directories provide a critical tool for Federation projects as they allow you to expose identity attributes without changing code in legacy applications. Additionally, you have control over how the data is accessed allowing you to manage sensitive service level agreements which can cause difficult political battles in organizations when discussing access.
Register here for this webinar and we will look at ways virtual directories can help you deliver that Federation project and make you an Identity Hero!
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
If you are a security expert and you have not been to the new Oracle Iron Man 2 website you have to take a look at the cool demo site listed under "Stark Expo". The intro has a great security questionnaire on Security in the cloud in an cutting edge interface. If you read yesterday's blog, and went to the Iron-Clad Cloud: Secure Cloud Computing article in the new Security Newsletter, you were able to get an insight into way's Oracle can help secure the cloud. You will also do well on the questionnaire at "Stark Expo".
Go Check it out!
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Monday, April 26, 2010
One solution to the security problem with cloud services can be overcome using Service Oriented Security. The Oracle approach to using Service Oriented Security allows developers to pull from a centralized, authoritative source of identity services. This allows developers to build security into every application from the inside-out. This is critical to ensuring this is done in a standardized manner and most importantly it allows developers to develop without being security experts.
The "Iron-Clad Cloud: Secure Cloud Computing" article in this quarter's Security Newsletter is a great place to start when looking for information on how to use these tools to improve the security for your organizations cloud services. You will also find articles on database security and other bloggers who are sharing data about the security industry and Oracle's thought-leadership.