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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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Keeping Distributed Endpoints Safe and Compliant
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Keeping distributed endpoints safe and compliant has become a costly, complex and time consuming task. In this resource uncover how to overcome these challenges with an approach that provides real-time visibility and control over endpoints and quickly remediates issues to help ensure continuous security and compliance.
Posted: 01 Jun 2012 | Published: 01 Jun 2012

IBM

Configuration Management for Virtual and Cloud Infrastructures
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: The top seven things to consider when managing configuration for virtual and cloud infrastructures.
Posted: 25 Oct 2011 | Published: 19 Jan 2011

ComputerWeekly.com

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

White Paper: SCM: The "Blocking and Tackling" of IT Security
sponsored by Tripwire, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In IT security, obvious weaknesses like weak configurations often get overlooked. Yet for hackers, they’re an open door into networks and systems. Learn how security configuration management (SCM), a critical security control, hardens configurations to prevent breaches, and immediately detects and corrects any subsequent changes that weaken them.
Posted: 10 Nov 2011 | Published: 10 Nov 2011

Tripwire, Inc.

SAP Implementation and Operation in Integrated Environments
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this detailed technical brief to learn how creating a dynamic infrastructure can advance business performance and reduce operational efforts.
Posted: 31 Oct 2011 | Published: 31 Oct 2011

VMware, Inc.

BDNA Normalize for SCCM: The End of Data. The Start of Information.
sponsored by BDNA
WHITE PAPER: Microsoft's System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) helps administrators access and effectively control their IT systems and infrastructure. With BDNA Normalize for SCCM, IT professionals use advanced queries, collections and reporting features to automatically transform raw data into practical information without leaving the SCCM environment.
Posted: 24 Aug 2011 | Published: 23 Aug 2011

BDNA

Best Practices for Preparing for SharePoint Migrations
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Improve the efficiency and manageability of your SharePoint 2010 migration — while reducing the stress on IT! Learn how in this new white paper by Quest Software.
Posted: 16 Aug 2011 | Published: 09 Aug 2011

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: 04 Aug 2011 | Published: 04 Aug 2011

Dell, Inc.

Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g Configuration Management Pack
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper takes a three-pronged approach to configuration management: simplifying the management of your IT infrastructure; improving the level of service you provide your end users; and enforcing compliance with real-time change detection for files, database objects, users, and processes.
Posted: 07 Jun 2011 | Published: 30 Apr 2010

Oracle Corporation

Dispelling Myths & Revealing Truths about Email Management with SharePoint
sponsored by Colligo Networks Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines five things you need to know before developing an email management solution. It also seeks to dispel myths about SharePoint and Exchange.
Posted: 18 May 2011 | Published: 18 May 2011

Colligo Networks Inc.

Dell DX Object Storage Platform - Advanced Storage Node Configuration
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The Dell DX Object Storage Platform provides configuration of cluster-wide parameters through the web-based management console on the DX Cluster Services Node (CSN). This white paper provides instructions on configuring advanced configurations through the node configuration files.
Posted: 01 May 2011 | Published: 27 Apr 2011

Dell, Inc.

Transform Data Center Economics and Meet Dynamic Business Demands: The Business Case for HP BladeSystem Matrix
sponsored by Red Hat and HP
WHITE PAPER: This paper is designed to help you understand the business case for HP BladeSystem Matrix, a converged infrastructure platform for delivering shared services.
Posted: 01 Apr 2011 | Published: 01 Apr 2011

Red Hat and HP

High-Efficiency AC Power Distribution for Green Data Centers
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: This paper describes the various configurations for this distribution architecture and quantifies the benefits for the optimal configuration.
Posted: 01 Apr 2011 | Published: 01 Apr 2011

Schneider Electric

Securing Virtual Compute Infrastructure in the Cloud
sponsored by SAVVIS
WHITE PAPER: Server virtualization is one of the hottest topics in IT today. Initially driven by the need to consolidate servers to achieve higher hardware utilization rates, boost operational efficiency, and reduce costs, enterprises have recently implemented virtualization to obtain on-demand access to additional compute resources.
Posted: 02 Feb 2011 | Published: 02 Feb 2011

SAVVIS
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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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