Nail on the Head

Mark Pilgrim hits the nail on the bread…er, head! Or, is it on the thumb? Maybe it’s a thumbnail instead?

Meanwhile, Phil Windley points to InfoWeek’s article on identity management.

ID-management vendors such as BMC Software, Computer Associates, IBM Tivoli, Netegrity, Novell, Oblix, and RSA Security have promised for years that their software would deliver those benefits.

However, there are few industrywide standards and most applications are proprietary. This forces companies to install a hodgepodge of software and devote a great deal of time to getting the apps to work together–even before making them work among businesses.