Give me more to work with and I will

James recently picked up on my Identity leprosy or identity zombies post and writes:

Ian believes that identity needs brains but falls into the trap of thinking about identity solely from the perspective of provisioning and while avoiding runtime aspects. I wonder if he would blog on why enterprises should consider identity consolidation over identity management? 

 Before I respond I’d like to get some clarity.  James, give me a more to work with and I’ll happily write more.  Help me understand that which you are contrasting between “identity consolidation” and “identity management.”  Help me understand how provisioning doesn’t have runtime implications.