Archive for May, 2009|Monthly archive page

On My Way To Converge 2009

I’m currently on a train, riding up to attend Converge 2009 hosted by Courion. This year, Courion will be introducing the concept of Access Assurance and how it ties to user provisioning, password management, access compliance and role management. What’s your organization’s need for Access Assurance? Here’s one of the reasons:

In today’s climate of economic uncertainty, organizations more than ever need a comprehensive approach to access governance, provisioning and compliance management that will increase operational efficiency and transparency, strengthen security, and improve compliance – all while delivering quick time to value and the lowest total cost of ownership.


Oracle – Not One to Rest on its Laurels

Looks like more acquisition news coming from Oracle. Hot on the heels of their industry shifting acquisition of Sun, Oracle just announced the purchase of Virtual Iron. The deal is expected to close this summer.

Launched in 2001 as Katana Technology, Virtual Iron is a virtualization software maker. The company’s main target has been small and medium-sized enterprises.

What does this mean for top three in the virtualization software industry? VMWare, Citrix, and Microsoft will definitely feel the pressure as Oracle will be benefiting from Virtual Iron’s expertise and resource management tools.

Oracle and Virtual Iron