Oracle Catches IBM's Identity Management in a Jam
By Dain C. Hansen on Sep 19, 2011
Join us for an upcoming Webcast that explores the gap between Oracle and IBM in Identity Management. The webcast features: Smuckers, one of Oracle’s most innovative Fusion Middleware customers where they’ll be discussing why they chose Oracle over IBM. You’ll also hear directly from Oracle’s Scott Bonnell, Senior Director, Product Management, and Naresh Persaud, Oracle Director of Product Marketing. In a recent interview for the Fusion Middleware Newsletter Persaud discusses the biggest differences between Oracle and IBM.
“We found that the fundamental difference lies in Oracle’s integrated platform approach to identity management, a strategy that pays dividends in both cost savings and ROI,” he says. "The Oracle stack is completely integrated and tested out of the box, compared to IBM's cobbled-together group of solutions. It's not surprising that companies find themselves consistently spending a lot on integration with IBM." For example, a recent white paper from industry researcher Aberdeen Group found that companies using an integrated platform for identity management saved up to 48 percent over companies that tied together a raft of point solutions.
Oracle’s commitment to openness and interoperability also helps customers leverage legacy identity management applications, something that IBM solutions cannot match. “We have invested in standards that allow Oracle Identity Management to connect with other identity solutions, including IBM,” says Persaud. “We want customers to have the ability to easily expand existing identity management deployments with more capabilities from Oracle. It's important that companies have the ability to take advantage of identity management innovations going forward.”