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CMDB is not a given: Why CMDB is a Bad Idea for 95% of Organizations

CMDB is not a given: Why CMDB is a Bad Idea for 95% of OrganizationsRob England explains that CMDB is not a given. CMDB has actually been inflated and over-sold to hide its complexities and justify its huge costs. CMDB really becomes an obscure niche technology of interest to a few, not a core foundation of IT operations.
 
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Gartner on CMDBs: Caterpillars or Butterflies?

Gartner on CMDBs: Caterpillars or Butterflies?Raul Cristian Aguirre comments on the recently released paper from Gartner, Hype Cycle for IT Operations Management, which describes the state of CMDB deployments (Referring to CMDB, Raul calls them financial black holes).
 
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The Value of CMDB Seldom Exceeds the Cost of Doing It

Rob England, AKA The IT Skeptic, says CMDB can't be done. Just to get the benefit linking a change or incident in a CI to the associated service(s) for determining impact requires enormous costs. Read more...

CMDB = IT Bill of Materials? Resources?

CMDB = IT Bill of Materials?Charles Betz, Research Director at Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), compares the CMDB to the manufacturing world’s Bill of Materials. However, he points out that this comparison falls short.
 
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Reinvent the Obsolete but Necessary CMDB (Forrester)

Forrester ResearchForrester researcher, Glenn O’Donnel says that the once-promising configuration management database (CMDB) has failed. The complexity and confusion surrounding the CMDB has led to many project failures, prompting I&O professionals to rethink their approach.
 
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Critical Microsoft 2008 Server Application Configurations Top Picks

Microsoft 2008 Server Application administrator? See the configuration top picks we've compiled, chosen from the Microsoft 2008 Server Application experts amongst our customers, that you should definitely worry about, helping you to keep reliable performance. Read more...

Enterprise Features: Streamlining of IT Ops with Social Interaction Platforms

media logo enterpriseEnabling social media for IT stands to dramatically enhance the alignment of business and IT. This will mean better engagement to IT's customers (the business and the organization's end users), driving productivity and even lowering costs.
 
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25 IT Environment Performance Metrics for Taking Your Organization to the Next Level

We've identified 25 key IT performance metrics that you can apply to take your IT organization to success. Read more...

APM Digest: Control or Change? Maintaining Enterprise Performance Without Compromising Innovation

Businesses will need change management and configuration management resources that can allow them to effectively drive change in their environment while not inhibiting business agility, and remaining in control. Read more...

Top Apps for IT Operations

With literally over 500,000+ apps out there, we know you don't have time to review them all. So, we've compiled a list of apps that help IT Operations do their jobs, listed alphabetically, and identified according to their platform (Apple/Android). Read more...