I was intrigued by a post I read from Dave Kearns this afternoon about how Identity Management can be likened to a restaurant meal. Whilst I find the analogy a little unpalatable (sorry ;-)) I think he raises a really interesting point.
Traditionally we have always thought of enterprise solutions as either 'best of breed' or 'product suites'. Gartner has clearly stated that product suites are what the industry will be looking for moving forward. However, Dave is suggesting that vendor led product integrations offer a third option which captures the best of both worlds.
I think this could offer a very real option to customers. I wonder what Gartner will make of this!