SiteMinder Experts List

2310866391_eef389df61_mOver the past year we've seen a definite rise in the number of SiteMinder conversations on social networks. Whether it's job opportunitiestechnical issues, or SiteMinder tips, the social universe is talking about the enterprise security application we've all come to know and love (always love, right? ;-) ). One thing we've noticed that the SiteMinder community can do a better job of is helping people to understand where to look for help with their SiteMinder needs. On the Twitter side, we've created a list of SiteMinder professionals who frequent that network. These are folks we've interacted with or accounts that tend to generate interesting links related to SSO and enterprise security.

Of course, you can also sign up and participate in our SSOhelp community.

By the way, good news for those of you who are interested in Radiant Logic VDS: there's a list for you too! Follow our list of Radiant Logic professionals.

We'll continue to grow both lists over time, and if you feel you should be added then feel free to drop us a line @coreblox.

CoreBlox.com Changes

If you're paying close attention to the CoreBlox web site (and I know you are!), you might have noticed some recent changes we've made to better answer that age-old question: what the heck do you guys do?? The truth is that most of our consulting work centers on some specialized enterprise security concepts and technologies that our visitors have never heard of. So to offer a little more guidance, we've added a new CoreBlox Technologies section. The sub-pages in this section include:

Keep watching for more changes we'll be deploying in the coming weeks. In the meantime, we're here to help. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you're in the midst of planning new initiatives, or even if you just want to bounce some ideas around. Also check out our SSOhelp community where some of the brightest minds in the security space are exchanging ideas and helping each other through tough challenges.

It pays to tweet up!

Lately the CoreBlox team has been making a push to be more visible and interactive with our Facebook user base, our colleagues in the Identity & Access Management (IAM) space, and the social networking community at large. Some of the new places you'll find a CoreBlox presence include:

Based on this excellent post from Joel Postman of Socialized, I learned that merely establishing a presence isn't enough. According to Joel, we should:

"Explain why you are on Twitter and who is responsible for your company’s presence there. Consumers want to talk to a 'real person,' and not a bot."

The short answer to the 'why' is that we want to network and grow our business, and we're convinced that the way we're going to get maximum traction with anything we do (especially our social apps) is to be as visible and accessible as possible.

As for the 'who': I'll be handling most of our social web interactions for CoreBlox with some much needed assistance from my colleague Dave Saraiva. In addition to maintaining the CoreBlox presence, Dave & I are both on Twitter talking about our kids, music, sports, and the things we're passionate about in our daily CoreBlox lives.

Our investment in a social presence is already paying dividends. Earlier this week our I Have Kids application was featured in the popular mommy blog MommyGoggles.com. Yesterday I was thrilled to receive this tweet from Mass High Tech, a popular and well-respected regional trade journal:

Tweet from @MassHighTech

If you're out there reading this and haven't done so already, please take a moment to connect with us! Hopefully this post has erased any questions you had about how to do so. :-)