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Is the CMDB Irrelevant in a Virtual and Cloud Based World? (Virtualization Practice)

Virtualization PracticeBernd Harzog explores what effect new developments like virtualization and cloud have upon the role of the CMDB. Traditional CMDBs were designed for static physical systems. The CMDB is unable to transition to the cloud-based virtualized world.
 
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Cloud Computing Best Practices: Shifting to Analytics Driven IT Operations

IT today remains stuck with manual and static approaches for confronting large data challenges. To take on today's complex state of operations and dynamics, IT needs to make a paradigm switch, applying automated analytics to the changing, overwhelming amounts of collected data, analyzing it and then presenting it to IT ops in an actionable format. Read more...

You don't want a CMDB, you want a CMS (IT-Director.com)

David Norfolk looks at how organizations should best manage their infrastructure. The IT environment is in chaos. That means that nobody is sure of exactly what IT there is or how it is configured. The CMDB becomes a white elephant sinking under the weight of its unused, and increasingly out-of-date data. Read more...

CMDB 3.0

Hank Marquis describes how ITIL v3 has revolutionized configuration management and redefined CMDB. He explains that the CMDB has been one of the most desired, misunderstood, over-marketed and most failure prone of all the ITIL concepts. Read more...

BSM Rediscovered (Forrester)

Forrester ResearchJean-Pierre Garbani, VP and Principle Researcher at Forrester, explores the roots of Business Service Management (BSM). What actually happened was that the CMDB discovery tools showed a lot of limitations, creating the imperfect CMDB.
 
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Configuration Management Database: The New Kid on the ITIL Block

Paul Rubens declares that creating a CMDB is no small task. He explains that for all but the smallest of organizations, creating a complete CMDB is likely to be a mammoth project whose completion will be measured in years, if ever.
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I&O Execs: It’s Time To Rediscover BSM (Forrester)

Forrester ResearchPrincipal Researcher and VP of Forrester Research, Jean-Pierre Garbani, looks at the original business service management (BSM) concept. As Jean-Pierre continues, the foundational technology of application mapping discovery and the configuration management database (CMDB) or configuration management system (CMS) has not yet fulfilled all of its promises.
 
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CMDB in the Cloud: not your father’s CMDB

VambenepeWhy is the current Configuration Management Database (CMDB) ill-equipped to perform the function it was intended to? William Vambenepe says that a new approach to discovery is needed. The new reality of today's data center means new information is being created at a very rapid rate and similarly environments can change at an unprecedented pace.
 
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Business Computing World: IT Operations Gets Complicated with Mobile Devices on the Scene

Demands on IT are growing as today's technology allows greater mobility of employees. Accessibility of mobile devices and lack of clear policies lead to an explosion in the amount of mobile technologies in the workplace. Will IT organisations be up to the challenge? Read more...

Top 10 Reasons a CMDB Implementation Fails

Tobin Isenberg explores some of the common reasons that CMDB implementations fail. If the there is too much data, it makes it hard to find anything, when there is inaccurate data, no one will trust the CMDB. Read more...