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2012 International Oasis Cloud Symposium

October 16th, 2012 · No Comments · Daily Thesis, Identity, Open API Economy, privacy

  Summary of the Oasis Cloud Symposium last week in Washington DC. Introduction Last week I was invited to attend the 2012 International Oasis Cloud Symposium. I was very impressed. The attendance was not large—in fact—the organizers limited the number of attendees to 125 people. I was not able to attend the first day, but […]

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Identity in a Post-PC Era

September 18th, 2012 · No Comments · Daily Thesis, Identity, The API Economy

How 400M iOS devices changes everything Most of the planet at least paid a little bit of attention to the announcement of the iPhone 5 on Sept. 12th. The anticipation for the announcement was so high, that sales of the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s actually dipped some in the last quarter. While I like […]

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The API Computing Magic Troika and the API Economy

October 26th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Apps, Coding, Daily Thesis, feature, Identity, lexicon

Intro Provocative quotes: Baking your core competency into an open API is a economic imperative. source: Craig Burton If you are not engaged in generating or enabling open API’s for your business—you are not in the game. source: Craig Burton Social—, Mobile—, and Cloud-computing are hot. The API computing magic troika is white hot. source: […]

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Keys to the Kingdom

June 10th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Daily Thesis, Identity, Innovation

Drummond Reed was so generous to respond to my recent post about how to recognize an Identity Implementation Fail. The following paragraph in Drummond’s post set me to thinking: Even Microsoft with their design for Information Cards (which are the closest we’ve ever come to full asymmetric key-based security infrastructure) never fully solved that problem. […]

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How to Spot an Unnecessary Identity Fail

June 9th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Daily Thesis, Identity, lexicon

I’ve been watching the recent announcements about how hackers—some speculate foreign countries—have cracked the security infrastructure of a system and have stolen the names and passwords of thousands—sometimes millions—of customers. The details of all these disasters are not what I want to talk about. Just this simple and seemingly obvious point. Any system that stores […]

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More on Microsoft Irrelevance

February 22nd, 2011 · 8 Comments · Daily Thesis, Identity, Innovation

Kim Cameron commented on my last post about the irrelevance of Microsoft. Well, that’s a bit harsh. Identity selectors like CardSpace only make sense in the context of the other components of the Identity Metasystem – and Microsoft has done a lot over the last two years to deliver those components to customers who are […]

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The Clay Feet of Giants

February 18th, 2011 · 5 Comments · feature, Identity, Innovation

It’s been a week since Microsoft announced that it was never going to release the next version of CardSpace. The laughable part of the announcement is the title “Beyond Windows CardSpace” which would leave you to believe that Microsoft has somehow come up with a better architecture. In fact Microsoft announced its discontinued development of […]

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Selector-based Identity is Inevitable

November 16th, 2009 · 5 Comments · Daily Thesis

Johannes Ernst recently posted blog entry titled Why We Don’t Need an “Identity Selector”. Both the title and the content require a response. Johannes, you ignorant slut. Your post leads the reader to believe two things that make your position dead wrong. First is that you completely mislead the reader to believe that the selector […]

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Open Letter to Steve Ballmer

October 1st, 2009 · 4 Comments · Daily Thesis

  Dear Steve, I recently visited Redmond to meet with the Federated Identity group. We had a long chat about Context-aware applications and the trends toward context automation. Of course, those of us thinking along these lines would love to get ahead of the hacking curve and put some identity infrastructure around the contextual internet. […]

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