Oracle's shopping spree continued last week when it snapped up Thor Technologies Inc., a developer of cross-platform provisioning tools, and OctetString Inc., a supplier of virtual directory software. The acquisitions strengthen Oracle's identity-management and access-management software portfolio, which includes the vendor's acquisition of ID-management software developer Oblix Inc. in March, and provides a security backbone for its Fusion line of middleware. Before these acquisitions, Oracle offered ID-management tools that worked only with its own software. Now it can extend ID-management capabilities to other vendors' systems.
5 Top Federal Initiatives For 2015As InformationWeek Government readers were busy firming up their fiscal year 2015 budgets, we asked them to rate more than 30 IT initiatives in terms of importance and current leadership focus. No surprise, among more than 30 options, security is No. 1. After that, things get less predictable.
Top IT Trends to Watch in Financial ServicesIT pros at banks, investment houses, insurance companies, and other financial services organizations are focused on a range of issues, from peer-to-peer lending to cybersecurity to performance, agility, and compliance. It all matters.
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