Blogger: Gerry Gebel
While attending Oracle Open World this past week, I sat in on an entitlement management presentation given by Bill Dettelback of Oracle. In it, Bill shared some pros and cons on the concept of externalizing authorization processing from applications and instantiating it in a shared infrastructure service. The first slide shows some of the pluses Bill discussed - it’s a reasonable list and we often include things like savings in development costs and the ease of implementing policy changes when discussing this topic with clients.
It’s certainly not unusual for vendors to proclaim the merits of a technology generally or their product in particular. But it is refreshing to hear a vendor willingly discuss some potential deficiencies or areas of concern, as the next slide illustrates. We came up with our own list of issues in a previous blog post and we are examining these and other aspects of the entitlement management market in a report to be published by year end. What do you think? What is missing from these two lists?