Gunnar and I frequently comment on the fragmented nature off-premise identity solutions. For example there is no Active Directory for mobile. Cloud IAM solutions commonly use bulk replication to propagate identity, while more elegant options are seldom considered. We pointed out how fragmented the market was a few months back when I wrote about the Identity Mosaic. When discussing the problem we wondered what vendors must say to customers looking for cloud or mobile identity solutions. It struck us that we’ve seen this act before: Monty Python’s Cheese Shop!
Gunnar came up with his own take on the skit and we filmed it last week. It’s corny, and we couldn’t find a bouzouki player, but it was fun! So here it is: The Identity Management Cheese Shop.