InfoWorld Identity Challenge: A Correction
By saragates on Nov 18, 2005
Normally, I stay out of promoting product-specific coverage but this is something I cannot keep to myself. Sun recently participated in an identity management “shootout” with InfoWorld and several vendors. Sun placed in the top 2 but was dinged on pricing (I won’t get into “value” just now…). After we had a few discussions on the pricing model they applied, InfoWorld revised the product review to include the accurate pricing to use in a vendor comparison. Although they will not revise the scores, I feel confident this change would have significantly changed Sun's place in the final order (you do the math—top two, etc., etc.).
My friend Pat Patterson blogs on this as well citing some great reviews that Sun identity management received. The revised article is now updated online and the specifics on the correction are listed at the end of the article as well.