Oracle Extended Identity Management Ecosystem
The advent of directory services almost 15 years ago gave rise to the broad spectrum of technologies that the authors today collectively refer to as "Identity Management". Over that period, this multi-faceted market has gone through waves of stratification, as innovative new solutions have been conceptualized and progressed through the technology maturation lifecycle. As a result of this natural evolution, many of the more mature technology components have been consolidated into Identity Management (IdM) "Suites". Such suites are typically comprised of those services and elements that are broadly applicable to the vast number of constituents (employees, customers, suppliers and partners) for most small, medium, and large enterprises.