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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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Configuration Auditing – The Next Critical Step in Compliance
sponsored by nCircle
WHITE PAPER: In this paper learn what Configuration auditing entails verifying the configurations of all assets in the environment to make sure they have the correct settings. This includes auditing new assets, monitoring for changes and verifying that planned changes are carried out properly.
Posted: 02 Aug 2010 | Published: 02 Aug 2010

nCircle

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2, R2, R3
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: The fourth edition of Microsoft’s System Management Server was released in August, 2007 with a new name, System Center Configuration Manager, making it part of the System Center brand. This paper will go through the components of each variety of this product to clear up any confusion around this valuable piece of management software.
Posted: 27 Jul 2010 | Published: 27 Jul 2010

Global Knowledge

Interoperating with Cisco Systems: Hands-On Look at Configuring D-Link and Cisco for Seamless Savings
sponsored by D-Link
WHITE PAPER: The best network design invariably is multi-vendor. That is even more true in an era of constrained budgets where sticking with your existing vendor brings with it not only a price premium, but also the continuation of proprietary approaches. Read this whitepaper to learn more about D-Link's interoperability benefits with Cisco systems.
Posted: 06 Jul 2010 | Published: 02 Jul 2010

D-Link

ASG's metaCMDB™ Master or "Citizen" CMDB Containing Critical Enterprise Configuration Information
sponsored by ASG Software Solutions
WHITE PAPER: The sound understanding and visibility of configuration information provided by ASG’s metaCMDB™ is critical for ITIL initiatives and business service management (BSM) implementations, service desk support, and the integration of disparate technologies. Read this paper to find out more.
Posted: 25 May 2010 | Published: 25 May 2010

ASG Software Solutions

A Lifecycle Approach to Systems Quality: Because You Can’t Test in Quality at the End
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper looks at approaches for effectively integrating quality management into lifecycle activities and the potential benefits this can deliver for project and business outcomes.
Posted: 17 Mar 2010 | Published: 17 Dec 2009

IBM

Mercedes-Benz Takes a Smooth Ride to ERP 6.0
sponsored by Panaya, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Mercedes-Benz USA needed to upgrade from 4.6C to ERP 6.0 to manage an increasingly complex application environment while doing it in-house without overtaxing development team members. Read this paper to find out how Panaya helped Mercedes-Benz USA come in on time and under budget with their SAP upgrade.
Posted: 24 Feb 2010 | Published: 24 Feb 2010

Panaya, Inc.

ASG-Discovery and Dependency Mapping (ASG-DDM)
sponsored by ASG Software Solutions
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains ASG's unique, automated solution for discovery and dependency mapping for change and configuration management.
Posted: 23 Feb 2010 | Published: 23 Feb 2010

ASG Software Solutions

Changing the Way Companies Run Their Data Centers
sponsored by Aperture - An Emerson Network Brand
WHITE PAPER: Aperture VISTA revolutionizes data center management with a suite of solutions that delivers a comprehensive, integrated view of enterprise data centers. Aperture VISTA solutions enable organizations to deliver the highest levels of reliable, efficient IT service that truly aligns with business objectives.
Posted: 22 Feb 2010 | Published: 22 Feb 2010

Aperture - An Emerson Network Brand

How ASG's MetaCMDB Strategy Enables More Effective BSM
sponsored by ASG Software Solutions
WHITE PAPER: This white paper looks at two of the most fundamental and conflicted concepts surrounding these requirements: BSM and the CMDB system, focusing on CMDB requirements as they support a BSM strategy, and highlighting ASG's offerings in that context.
Posted: 22 Feb 2010 | Published: 22 Feb 2010

ASG Software Solutions

How to Populate Your CMDB in Four Steps
sponsored by ASG Software Solutions
WHITE PAPER: For organizations that start small, and do it right, the gains achieved with their initial CMDB population will serve as a foundation for optimal data management results in other departments and other service areas. Read this paper to learn how.
Posted: 08 Feb 2010 | Published: 08 Feb 2010

ASG Software Solutions

ASG's Business Service Portfolio™ Virtualization Management
sponsored by ASG Software Solutions
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to learn how ASG’s BSP Virtualization Management allows you to continually optimize and monitor the performance health of your entire physical and virtual environment, in addition to discovering application dependencies and reducing VM sprawl.
Posted: 08 Feb 2010 | Published: 08 Feb 2010

ASG Software Solutions

Three Ways to Prevent Insider Risk Within Your SCCM-Managed Environment
sponsored by Lumension
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how removable device policy enforcement can prevent risks while enabling managed use of necessary productivity tools—seamlessly within your Microsoft® System Center Configuration Manager-managed environment.
Posted: 27 Jan 2010 | Published: 27 Jan 2010

Lumension

IDC White Paper: Key Criteria in Selecting an Enterprise Online PC Backup Solution
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: This paper illustrates the top–level benefits of online PC backup. Read this paper to learn more about how to choose an online PC backup solution for your mid-sized organization or enterprise!
Posted: 11 Jan 2010 | Published: 15 Dec 2008

Iron Mountain

Turning Virtual Sprawl into a Good Thing
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how HP Discovery and Dependency Mapping can be the key to the effective management of your virtual infrastructure, helping to make sure that you can gain the benefits of virtualization without increasing costs and risks.
Posted: 10 Dec 2009 | Published: 09 Dec 2009

Hewlett-Packard Company

Optimizing Business Service Management (BSM) in a Challenging Global Economy: Delivering Service Quality While Improving IT Efficiency
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This IDC White Paper examines the roles of virtualization and automation in improving operational efficiencies. Delivering end-to-end service visibility across both physical and virtual infrastructures is a key requirement for preventing service outages or failures.
Posted: 13 Nov 2009 | Published: 25 May 2009

Hewlett-Packard Company

Fixing the SAP Upgrade Process: Nine Best Practices
sponsored by Panaya, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper takes a new look at the SAP upgrade process in light of emerging best practices and new technologies. This report offers a discussion of the value of both technical and functional upgrades as well as a discussion of some of the best practices to enhance the value of your SAP upgrades while lowering overall cost.
Posted: 10 Nov 2009 | Published: 10 Nov 2009

Panaya, Inc.

Getting Virtualization Right: Five Virtualization Rules Every Organization Must Know
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: HP has a long and proud tradition of partnering with technology leaders to help ensure success in both good economies and bad. This paper provides practical advice and insight into the rules these leaders followed to realize the full potential of virtualization.
Posted: 28 Oct 2009 | Published: 25 Jul 2009

Hewlett-Packard Company

Seven Practical Steps for Federal Cyber Security and FISMA Compliance
sponsored by Tripwire, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper provides seven practical steps any information security organization can take to improve information system security and achieve compliance with relevant regulations, standards and internal security and operational policy.
Posted: 05 Oct 2009 | Published: 27 Apr 2009

Tripwire, Inc.

Achieving PCI Compliance with Red Hat Enterprise Linux
sponsored by Red Hat and JBoss
WHITE PAPER: While enterprises are often able to achieve compliance during an audit, they often have difficulty maintaining compliance on an ongoing basis. Learn how Red Hat Enterprise Linux's built-in features will allow your business to develop a robust implementation for managing all security necessary to achieve and maintain compliance on an on-going basis.
Posted: 20 Aug 2009 | Published: 19 Aug 2009

Red Hat and JBoss

Top 5 Network Performance Management Mistakes & How to Avoid Them
sponsored by Netcordia
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper will look at five of the most common mistakes when it comes to network performance management and discuss how IT organizations can get ahead of the curve by automating network management and giving the appropriate level of visibility to different levels of IT staff. Read on to learn how your organization can fix these mistakes.
Posted: 12 Aug 2009 | Published: 12 Aug 2009

Netcordia

Understanding High Availability for the BlackBerry Enterprise Server
sponsored by BlackBerry
WHITE PAPER: Read this technical white paper to learn about the evolution of mobile devices and the introduction of high availability in a mobile context. Also learn about the Blackberry as well as load balancing, failover thresholds, and limited downtime upgrades.
Posted: 06 Aug 2009 | Published: 06 Aug 2009

BlackBerry

Sun and Symantec Open Archive Solution for Mid-sized Companies: Solving your data management and discovery challenges
sponsored by Sun Microsystems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will discuss how Sun Microsystems and Symantec have teamed up to create an open archive solution for Mid-sized companies. This archive solution can lower your total storage costs while at the same time improving your ability to search and discover archived data.
Posted: 19 Jun 2009 | Published: 19 Jun 2009

Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Why You Should Take a Holistic Approach to ITIL and Service Support
sponsored by BMC Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In these tough economic times, how do you address the challenge of reducing costs without diminishing your service quality? Companies can lower costs significantly and meet the growing demand for services by taking a more holistic approach. This paper discusses the importance of taking a unified approach to service support management and...
Posted: 18 Jun 2009 | Published: 15 Jun 2009

BMC Software, Inc.

Understanding ITIL® Service Portfolio Management: An Approach For Implementing Effective Service Lifecycle Management
sponsored by BMC Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: IT executives and their teams need a comprehensive and accurate view of IT services. A service catalog includes all relevant details about your services, including which service level agreements (SLAs) are associated with it, who is able to request it, how much it costs, and how to fulfill it. This paper describes the IT Infrastructure...
Posted: 17 Jun 2009 | Published: 15 Jun 2009

BMC Software, Inc.

Seven Requirements for Balancing Control and Agility in the Virtual Environment
sponsored by BMC Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Unparalleled agility is the promise of virtualization. But managing change, staying compliant, and preventing virtual sprawl are just a few of the challenges you could face before you reap the rewards. VMware joined us recently to co-author 7 must-read tips for striking the perfect balance in your virtual environment.
Posted: 17 Jun 2009 | Published: 15 Jun 2009

BMC Software, Inc.
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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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