Google is courting business customers with its Google for Work initiative, and third party identity provider Centrify is now providing third-party identity management services for Google Apps. Will it persuade more businesses to make the move?
More than a year after they buried the hatchet and announced a collaboration agreement, Microsoft Corp. and Sun Microsystems Inc. spoke at an event Friday about their work together, including steps toward addressing what Sun called customers' top request: single sign-on between Microsoft's Windows Server and Sun's Solaris operating system and Java Enterprise System.
In some cases, narrow identity management solutions will scale up to greater ambitions. In others, the scope may remain small. At both extremes, identity management pays off in very concrete ways when the scope and details are determined by the needs of the business.
IBM Corp. next week for the first time will add support for Microsoft Corp.'s .Net development tools to its access management software, letting corporations build support for IBM's identity management platform directly into Windows-based applications.