Monday Oct 14, 2013

CSO Summit Open World

If you attended Open World, you were present for a historic occasion, not only was this the largest Open World, but the Oracle team also won the America's cup against incredible odds. There are a few lessons we can apply to security. Security, like the America's Cup race, is about latency. Since 2007 the boat speeds have gone from 14 mph to 50 mph with greater control and roughly the same number of crew on-board.

Without the technology on-board providing control, these boats would be very difficult to pilot. The mast of the AC72 is as high as a three story building. Yet, despite the large size, these boats almost fly over the water.  Today many businesses face the same challenge, they must grow while maintaining the same level of governance. Security allows companies to accelerate with confidence.

The theme for the CSO Summit was "accelerating with confidence".  With over 18 countries represented across 12 vertical markets, it was truly a world class audience.  Instead of an exclusively security audience, this year the executives came from many lines of business. This reinforces the trend that companies are starting to progressively align security to new business initiatives. For a survey on companies using security as a business enabler see the PWC Global State of Information Survey

SUN2Oracle upgrades and migrations

There are many resources for SUN customers who are interested in upgrading or migrating to Oracle IDM.  And since this is a common request from customers, I wanted to list a few of them here for easy access.

Here are two customer stories that represent both types of upgrade: an incremental upgrade, and a full re-platform

SuperValu represents an incremental upgrade (we call this a co-existance strategy, where both SUN and Oracle IDM are used together).  In this customer case study, a decision was made to incrementally upgrade individual components since the organization had a lot of staff resources that were good with the SUN products.

Customer success story: webcast replay link

In the case of Avea, the decision was made to re-architect a whole new IDM platform foundation due to performance requirements, and new features available in the Oracle products.

Customer Success Story: webcast replay link

SUN DSEE customers that are looking to move to the next generation, highly scalable Oracle Unified Directory can take a look at this webcast replay, where UCLA, and partner Hub City Media moved from a DSEE directory implementation directly to OUD:

SUN2Oracle: Upgrading from DSEE to the next generation Oracle Unified Directory: Webcast replay link

A common problem that customer's have is explaining to their management all of the benefits of upgrading and then building a business case to get the project funded.  In this video, Mike Neuenschwander explains how to build a business case for a SUN2Oracle IDM upgrade.

Finally, in this video, Mike gives advice for how to build a project roadmap to migrate from SUN to Oracle IDM:


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