Friday, January 25, 2008

Matt Flynn Blog, Burton Group, affirm Virtual Directories as a Valuable IdM infrastructure component

Matt (see asserts his continued position as an advocate of using virtual directories- and references Burton Group's affirmation of this technology as well in a recent webinar. Burton also published a paper recently (Nov'07) "Virtual Directories: Valuable Present, Promising Future" that is great information on the state of the vendors in this market and their capabilities. Not all of them have all the flexibility that Matt refers to "That is, virtualizing the data structure, access protocols, server locations, etc. and presenting the same useful data from its original source in real time (or cached) in virtually any format and over most common data interfaces." The Burton Group study will help a lot in sorting that out.

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