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DEFINITION: A configuration management database (CMDB) is a database that contains all relevant information about the components of the information system used in an organization's IT services and the relationships between those components. A CMDB provides an organized view of data and a means of examining that data from any desired perspective. Within this context, components of an information system are referred  … 
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Get Control of Change
sponsored by Borland, Micro Focus
WHITE PAPER: In this strategy brief, get advice for maintaining control of the software development lifecycle with effective change and configuration management strategies. Learn why a "loose coupling" approach may be the best strategy.
Posted: 23 Apr 2014 | Published: 23 Apr 2014

Borland, Micro Focus

Configure or Customize?
sponsored by Workday
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, we examine the high cost of making and supporting customizations to client/server-based applications as well as the differences between configuration and customization.
Posted: 19 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Workday

Gain Faster Value from Your CMS
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the true value of deploying a configuration management system (CMS).
Posted: 05 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2012

Hewlett-Packard Company

Eight Ways Better Software Deployment and Management Can Save You Money
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This resource counts down eight critical benefits you can achieve by learning to effectively manage the software deployment lifecycle. Also inside, find key recommendations to help you get started.
Posted: 03 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Dell, Inc.

Weaponized Malware - A Clear and Present Danger
sponsored by Lumension
WHITE PAPER: Weaponized malware and advanced persistent threats raise the bar on endpoint security. Originally intended for cyber-espionage and cyber-warfare, these sophisticated attacks are now available to any cyber-criminal. How can security pros protect their organizations from these emerging perils?
Posted: 30 Jan 2013 | Published: 30 Sep 2012

Lumension

Microsoft Exchange 2010 on Dell Systems: Small and Branch Office Configurations
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper demonstrates the Dell Systems configuration models that are available for small and branch office configurations with Microsoft Exchange 2010. These solutions are especially designed for businesses of up to 1,000 mailboxes.
Posted: 11 Nov 2013 | Published: 01 Jan 2013

Dell and Microsoft

Data Sheet: What's New in Red Hat Satellite 5.6?
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Discover the new Red Hat Satellite 5.6 capabilities and features that provide administrators with the means to efficiently manage their systems, lowering per-system deployment and management costs.
Posted: 24 Oct 2013 | Published: 24 Oct 2013

Red Hat

Don't Be a Hostage to Your ERP System
sponsored by CSC
WHITE PAPER: ERP systems are essential to the functioning of your business, but when it comes to customizing ERP systems to fit changing needs, it can be a lengthy, costly, risky process. Wouldn't it be great if you could get the process agility you need from your ERP system, without the complexity or the high price tag? Access this resource to find out how.
Posted: 12 Sep 2013 | Published: 01 Jan 2012

CSC

A Step Change in Development Efficiency
sponsored by MicroFocus
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper helps you improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the mainframe development processes via simple-to-use, centrally-configurable graphical modeling.
Posted: 25 Jul 2013 | Published: 25 Jul 2013

MicroFocus

The Cost of One Wrong Database Change: Can You Afford It?
sponsored by Datical
WHITE PAPER: Did you know there's a 78% chance that a database change or schema update will break an application or result in a loss of critical data? Check out this resource to see why database change management is a top priority for IT departments, and learn how a schema management technology can help accelerate app releases and eliminate downtime.
Posted: 25 Jul 2013 | Published: 25 Jul 2013

Datical

Has DevOps Missed the Boat?
sponsored by Datical
WHITE PAPER: As applications become more complex, and faster releases are expected, the chance that errors will occur is high - especially during database updates. In this resource, discover a software that simplifies database deployment and configuration for business-critical apps, as well as forecasts the impact of database changes before they're made.
Posted: 18 Jul 2013 | Published: 18 Jul 2013

Datical

Deliver Enterprise Mobility with Citrix XenMobile and Citrix NetScaler
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Explore the details of an end-to-end mobility solution that simplifies mobile integration into the network and helps you overcome the top challenges enterprise mobility presents, from visibility and management to scalability and security.
Posted: 14 Jun 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Citrix

10 Obvious Statements about Software Configuration and Change Management (And What They Mean For Your Organization)
sponsored by Remain Software
WHITE PAPER: This document will explore 10 important aspects that should be considered before proceeding with the implementation of a specific solution.
Posted: 07 Jun 2013 | Published: 16 Apr 2009

Remain Software

Microsoft Exchange 2010 on Dell Systems Simple Distributed Configurations
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This architectural reference guide provides nine sample hardware configurations for Exchange 2010 specifically designed for enterprises who want to leverage the native high-availability and disaster recovery features of this latest Exchange upgrade while simplifying operations and management.
Posted: 12 Apr 2013 | Published: 12 Apr 2013

Dell and Microsoft

Dell 2-2-1 Solutions: High-Availability Virtualization with Dell PowerEdge R410 Servers
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This configuration guide walks you through the critical activities that take place during a virtualization deployment and describes a recommended reference architecture that can help you achieve your desired results. Learn more about the key features of this technology and how to properly enable them in this essential resource.
Posted: 19 Sep 2012 | Published: 19 Sep 2012

Dell and Microsoft

Research Summary: Network Management Megatrends 2012
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Uncover details of three of the top network management megatrends of 2012, the effect they can have on your network, and why network managers are re-assessing the tools, technologies, and practices they currently use.
Posted: 30 Aug 2012 | Published: 04 Jun 2012

EMC Corporation

Contextual Authentication: A Multi-factor Approach
sponsored by PortalGuard
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper offers a few solutions for remaining efficient without sacrificing security. It provides an explanation on the midpoint between better password policies and two-factor authentication processes. Your data deserves the utmost protection, access this white paper now so you can ensure security.
Posted: 17 Aug 2012 | Published: 17 Aug 2012

PortalGuard

Make Group Policies Do More and Reach Further
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces the latest desktop management platform that can help expand the benefits of Group Policy and overcome its various deficiencies. Explore the advantages it can provide and review the advanced features it offers.
Posted: 25 Jun 2012 | Published: 20 Jun 2012

Dell Software

Taking Enterprise Application Integration into the Cloud
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Of all the advancements to enterprise computing, the cloud is the latest, coming with an assortment of promises to totally reshape your organization's computing approach. Access this brief and exclusive resource for an overview of cloud computing, specifically software-as-a-service.
Posted: 15 Jun 2012 | Published: 15 Jun 2012

Dell, Inc.

Orchestrating Mainframe and Distributed SCCM and Release Management
sponsored by SERENA Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to find an integrated approach to software change and configuration management. Learn how to effectively balance the need for change v. availability of resources and make rational business decisions without disrupting your audit trail.
Posted: 23 May 2012 | Published: 23 May 2012

SERENA Software, Inc.

Choose an ALM solution that meets your strategic requirements
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This buyer's guide describes the key criteria for application lifecycle management (ALM) solutions for today's high-performance teams. It includes key considerations for enhancing your single- or multi-vendor ALM environment.
Posted: 09 Mar 2012 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

IBM

A Guide to Branching and Merging Patterns
sponsored by AccuRev
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, gain a better understanding of how branching and merging patterns work and how applying them to your projects can have a profound effect on how your development team handles change management and delivers software.
Posted: 06 Jan 2012 | Published: 05 Jan 2012

AccuRev

Three simple steps to better patch security
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Security experts estimate that 90% of successful attacks against software vulnerabilities could be prevented with an existing patch or configuration setting. Still, many computers in organizations remain unpatched and unprotected. In this whitepaper, uncover three best practices for improving your security and compliance with patch assessment.
Posted: 01 Jan 2012 | Published: 16 Dec 2011

Sophos, Inc.

The top 10 misconceptions about performance and availability monitoring
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the 10 common misunderstandings about monitoring of today's complex, distributed, and service-oriented applications and offers suggestions for implementing complete business-focused, adaptable monitoring strategies.
Posted: 21 Dec 2011 | Published: 14 Dec 2011

Hewlett-Packard Company

VMware vSphere™ Reference Architecture for Small Medium Business
sponsored by VMware and Dell
WHITE PAPER: Learn about Dell solutions that are optimally configured to run virtualized workloads while providing maximum redundancy, scalability, and manageability. This document covers network architecture, storage configurations, and best practices for configuration and deployment.
Posted: 12 Dec 2011 | Published: 12 Dec 2011

VMware and Dell
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CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT DEFINITION (continued): …  to as configuration items (CI). A CI can be any conceivable IT component, including software, hardware, documentation, and personnel, as well as any combination of them. The processes of configuration management seek to specify, control, and track configuration items and any changes made to them in a comprehensive and systematic fashion. The IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) best practices standards include specifications for configuration management. According to ITIL specifications, the four major tasks of configuration management are: Identification of configuration items to be included in … 
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