August 15, 2012

Don't SCIM over your Data Model
The older XML-based trio of SAML for authentication, XACML for authorisation and SPML for provisioning have achieved only mixed success, with only SAML having gained some traction in enterprise systems. But in the new world of the cloud, more lightweight alternatives are in demand. The "OAuth2 family" of protocol standards promises to deliver what the industry is asking for.

The Evolution of Integration
Paul Fremantle discusses the evolution of EAI, comparing the latest approaches, suggesting using Async Messaging, EDA, APIs, and doing high volumes, and underlining that evolution is not monotonic.

How to Make Licensing Audits Less Painful
License compliance is tough, especially after a merger or acquisition. The secret to success of any license audit just may be normalization technology.

9 popular IT security practices that just don't work
The truth is most common IT security products and techniques don't work as advertised, leaving us far more exposed to malicious code than we know. That's because traditional IT security takes a whack-a-mole approach to threats, leaving us to catch up with the next wave of innovative malware, most of which rolls out in plain view on the Internet.

A Prescription for Health Care Information Certainty
Fasano, CIP & EVP at Kaiser Parmanente recently discussed some of the high-level approaches he said need to be in order before any IT implementation goes out for a bid, and what, if anything, health agencies can do to plan for requirements and pools of new patients from federal health care reform.

WinZip Courier 4: First Take
This affordable utility provides an easier way to compress and email large files, and integrates well with Microsoft Office applications.

Radical IT Transformation
At its core, the transformation takes us from a technology-centric business/IT relationship to a business-centric business/IT relationship. This transformation includes a number of strategic shifts, each playing a role in the bigger transformation.


'Gaming as a Service': it was inevitable
Oracle's Bruce Tierney points to a recent case study exhibiting Electronic Arts'move into the online delivery space, and coins this spiffy new term: "Gaming as a Service" (yes, GaaS...)

Triple Crown Leadership
Triple Crown leaders have the goal of building and sustaining organizations that are excellent (high performance), ethical (do the right thing), and enduring (stand the test of time). As with the Triple Crown in thoroughbred horseracing, it is an epic quest that is audacious but not impossible.

Tina Roth Eisenberg's 8 Mantras For Success
In the second Build-A-Business mentor lesson, the founder of Swissmiss--a creator of everything from apps to temporary tattoos--shares the principles that have led to her success.

Malaysia Reviews Controversial Internet Law Following Online Protest
Malaysia will review a controversial Internet law following a day-long blackout of prominent websites over concern it could be used to silence government critics. Prime Minister Najib Razak wrote on Twitter on Tuesday night that he has asked his cabinet to discuss section 114A of the Evidence Act 1950. "Whatever we do, we must put people first," he wrote.


Quote for the day:

"If you have more than 3 priorities then you don't have any." ~Jim Collins