Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Wrapping up 2008

Like 2007, 2008 has been an interesting one for me:
  • I spent my first full year living in London.
  • I saw quite a lot of Europe, but this time it was more often for play than business.
  • I got back into the "Identity world" full time (2007 was very data security centric for me).
From a blogging standpoint, it's been great too:
  • I had many more conversations with other bloggers than in 2007.
  • I've met and spoken to many interesting, influential people in the industry. Some I've blogged about, others I've kept to myself.
  • I've been able to spend more time blogging than in 2007.
Thanks to everyone who reads anything I write on here, even if it's just the headings. Whether you're a regular subscriber/visitor or have accidentally stumbled across my blog I humbly thank you for taking time out of your busy schedules.

Hope everyone had a great 2008 (except for that little financial crisis thing of course) and here's to a much better and more positive 2009.

My top 8 posts for 2008

I've been reflecting on the year that was 2008 and my thoughts moved to the blog. I was wondering whether I'd done it justice so I took a look through my posts and some of the stats. I started to wonder which ones were mildly useful (as opposed to a complete waste of time if some poor person had to read them). I came to the conclusion that a decent way to measure this was to figure out which ones were linked to most and/or generated the most reactions.

As a result, I came up with my top 8 (because it's 2008) posts of the year. I should probably note that this is more for my own benefit than anything else (e.g. I may want to look back at this in a few years).

Anyway, here they are (in reverse order):
8. CA positioning itself to be a GRC vendor that matters
7. Identity Management Top 10 List
6. Roundtable with Oracle President Charles Phillips
5. Part 2 of my conversation with Amit Jasuja from Oracle
4. Can Identity Management really be outsourced?
3. IBM acquires Encentuate - did they just dump Passlogix?
2. Managed Identity Services Survey Results

and the winner is...

1. Metaphysical Directory Virtual Storm and Directory Trek Wars - Act II

Ok, so I cheated a little bit because number 1 combines two separate posts. But they are related and I couldn't separate them, so one could argue they are two halves of the same post :-)

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Download the Managed Identity Service Survey Results

When I released the results for the Managed Identity Services Survey, I said I would make it available as a PDF that could be downloaded. It took me a little longer than anticipated but I finally got around to it.

I actually turned it into an online presentation using Google Docs, which meant it could be embedded (see below) and also linked to directly. If you follow the direct link, you should be able to download the presentation as a PDF by clicking "Print Slides" and then "Save as PDF" (or you could actually print it).