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Legislating Identity

"Drivers" are a funny thing. They're those often-ambiguous factors cited by analysts and reporters as they attempt to explain why a technology is catching on.

April 17, 2006 by Eric Norlin

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Identity's gravitational pull

An acquisition, a conversion, expansion of the space, and a company moving toward identity -- all of these point to the giant gravitational pull that identity (or lack thereof) is exerting over technology and, more importantly, the Network as a whole.

April 13, 2006 by Eric Norlin


DRM, ERM and...IRM?

DRM and ERM (enterprise rights management) are controversial topics, and ones that fit into the identity industry map.

April 11, 2006 by Eric Norlin


Security, Human Nature and Location

The natural reaction to wanting more security is to create a perimeter and guard it. Many security paradigms are virtualizations of that very human reaction, and that's why they are doomed to failure except at very small scale...

April 10, 2006 by Phil Becker


The Problem of Categories

Existing categories can make understanding the identity paradigm difficult. But as networking dissolves current paradigms, those categories are evolving - as they must.

April 7, 2006 by Phil Becker


Putting vendors on the map

Understanding the categories of an identity industry map (authenticate, manage, store, integrate, control and analyze) provides a foundation for seeing the entirety of the identity industry. Placing vendors (and their products) in those categories is the next step.

April 5, 2006 by Eric Norlin


Mapping the industry

Digital Identity isn't simply about single sign on, reputation systems and the centralization of identity data by Big Brother. Rather, digital identity covers a universe that a lot of folks wouldn't normally see as "identity."

April 3, 2006 by Eric Norlin

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