And now we begin our fifth pass through the Preliminary Specification. Starting with the Security & Access Control module we find that Oracle Corporation have a comprehensive suite of applications that provide for the security and access control that we are looking for. Falling under the Oracle Identity Management brand name. These products include tools for Access Management, Identity Administration, Directory Services and Governance. These product classifications come in a variety of different products and are configured in some specialty industry and management suites.
What will need to be done in the Preliminary Specification is to breakdown in detail the requirements of the user community. Starting with the determination of the scope of the application, that is what is the geographic, scope and scale of the People, Ideas & Objects application modules needs here in the Preliminary Specification. From there we will know what the user will need in terms of the actual security and access control requirements. Matching those specific needs with those detailed in the Oracle product categories we will be able to sit down with the Oracle people and draw up a development plan on how to meet the users requirements for the Security & Access Control module. Remember the producers, Joint Operating Committees, service industry representatives are all critical members of the user community.
Two areas that we are going to have difficulties are going to be the Military Command & Control Metaphor (MCCM) and the inter-relatedness of the Joint Operating Committee and service industry representatives. Early on in the specification we noted a number of research areas that were needed to be conducted. These are two areas that will take some research dollars to resolve. To have the MCCM recognize members of different organizations will not be the difficulty. To engage them and have them interact in the manner that we expect them to when we expect them to, will. With respect to the access control of who has access to a Joint Operating Committee. Each user may have to have an encrypted “access control list” of Joint Operating Committees they have authorized access to. And they are only authorized to access JOC’s on that list. These user access control lists being part of the authorization by the chairman of the Joint Operating Committee.
Oracle Identity Management resides within the Oracle Fusion Middleware product. As we indicated earlier in the Preliminary Specification this is Oracle’s Java Enterprise Server. Therefore these applications are open to be tailored to the user’s needs. So when we do sit down with Oracle and define the Security & Access Control module based on the user needs. These needs can be accommodated by the technologies that we have selected.
And it is through the efforts of the user community that we will resolve these issues. It is also one of the reasons that the budgets of People, Ideas & Objects software developments are where they are. We have issues to resolve in delivering these innovative systems to the industry. I would also remind producers that our value proposition sees the one time costs of these developments amortized over our subscribing base of producers. Yet each one of those producers receives the full scope of that development effort in terms of the software application.
Tomorrow we’ll look a little closer at the Oracle Access Management tool.
For the industry to successfully provide for the consumers energy demands, it’s necessary to build the systems that identify and support the Joint Operating Committee. Building the Preliminary Specification is the focus of People, Ideas & Objects. Producers are encouraged to contact me in order to support our Revenue Model and begin their participation in these communities. Those individuals that are interested in joining People, Ideas & Objects can join me here and begin building the software necessary for the successful and innovative oil and gas industry.
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