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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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What is Application Lifecycle Management?
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This analyst white paper gives a clear definition to application lifecycle management (ALM). It also reviews 3 distinct main areas of ALM: governance, development and operations.
Posted: 04 Mar 2009 | Published: 01 Dec 2008

Microsoft

Application Lifecycle Management and Business Process
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This analyst white paper clearly defines how application lifecycle management (ALM) supports business process and even floats the possibility ALM might be even more important, since it creates the underpinnings for all other business processes.
Posted: 03 Mar 2009 | Published: 01 Dec 2008

Microsoft

Testing as Managed Services - TMS
sponsored by Wipro Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Testing as Managed Service' also known as TMS is a delivery model which encompasses all the QA activities across project, programs and organization across enterprise domain. This document analyzes the challenges faced in testing enterprise applications and explains some enefits from successful implementation of TMS.
Posted: 27 Feb 2009 | Published: 27 Feb 2009

Wipro Technologies

Deliver Application Integration Projects in Days
sponsored by Cast Iron Systems
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details the Cast Iron Integration Solution, which dramatically simplifies application integration today. As a purpose-built solution designed exclusively for application integration, it eliminates complexity from an integration problem and enables companies to implement projects in days, rather than weeks or months.
Posted: 23 Feb 2009 | Published: 23 Feb 2009

Cast Iron Systems

SysML-Based Systems Engineering Using a Model-Driven Development Approach
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper describes a SysML-based (Systems Modeling Language) process that systems engineers can use to capture requirements and specify architecture. The approach uses model execution as a means for requirements verification and validation.
Posted: 23 Feb 2009 | Published: 01 Oct 2008

IBM

Aligning Business and IT through Connected Requirements: Unifying the Development Process
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Check out this white paper to learn how the connected-requirements approach serves as the framework for the use of products and technologies that are designed to allow you to optimize team performance, align the development process with your organization's business goals and meet auditing and regulatory compliance requirements.
Posted: 20 Feb 2009 | Published: 01 Oct 2008

IBM

Gain Strategic Insight into Business Services and Optimize Availability and Performance
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: IBM service availability and performance solutions enable you to look across all layers of your service infrastructure to manage tools, information and people more intelligently and dynamically.
Posted: 13 Feb 2009 | Published: 13 Feb 2009

IBM

Implementing Device Restrictions in Vista and Server 2008
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: With Vista clients and Server 2008 systems, we have a number of new Group Policy settings that allow us to exert some level of control over which devices users can install and use.
Posted: 23 Jan 2009 | Published: 23 Jan 2009

Global Knowledge

Configuration and Change Management for IT Compliance and Risk Management
sponsored by Tripwire, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses key issues surrounding configuration management and compliance, such as the IT department's need to lower costs, increase management flexibility and control, and increase responsiveness to business needs and requirements.
Posted: 08 Jan 2009 | Published: 01 Nov 2007

Tripwire, Inc.

Configuration Assessment: Choosing the Right Solution
sponsored by Tripwire, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Check out this white paper to discover how automated configuration assessment solutions like Tripwire Enterprise help ease the burden on IT of achieving and maintaining compliance, securing the IT infrastructure, and generating evidence for mandatory audits.
Posted: 08 Jan 2009 | Published: 01 Jul 2008

Tripwire, Inc.

Automated Network Lifecycle Management-- Unifying Fault, Performance, and Configuration Management to Increase Uptime, Reduce Costs, and Minimize Human Error
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Learn about the benefits of state-of-the-art network fault management, performance management, and configuration management systems and the integration that brings them together.
Posted: 16 Dec 2008 | Published: 12 Dec 2008

Hewlett-Packard Company

Windows Essential Business Server 2008: Deploying Windows Mobile 6 with Windows Essential Business Server 2008
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This document provides step-by-step instructions for deploying devices powered with Windows Mobile 6 in an IT infrastructure that is based on the Windows Essential Business Server 2008 (Windows EBS 2008) server solution.
Posted: 05 Dec 2008 | Published: 05 Dec 2008

Microsoft

The Complete Network Assessment
sponsored by Dorado Software
WHITE PAPER: This paper gives a brief overview on how a complete network inventory assessment can improve the health & security of network.
Posted: 19 Nov 2008 | Published: 19 Nov 2008

Dorado Software

Virtualization and Automation Drive Dynamic Data Centers
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Learn how virtualization and automation in the data center will lead to better customerexperience, reduced environmental impact and increased capacity for future services.
Posted: 31 Oct 2008 | Published: 30 Oct 2008

CA Technologies.

Elavon Achieves Greater Business Agility with CA Data Center Automation
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Learn about a real-life example of how an automation architecture design that consolidates redundant, underperforming assets enabled one organization to meet the demands of an aggressive growth strategy while delivering high levels of service quality.
Posted: 29 Oct 2008 | Published: 29 Oct 2008

CA Technologies.

ITIL® v3: What It Is and Why You Should Care
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains ITIL by describing its benefits, where it comes from, why you need to know about it, which types of IT organization can benefit from using it, and how to get started.
Posted: 14 Oct 2008 | Published: 11 Oct 2008

Global Knowledge

Configuration Audit and Control: 10 Critical Factors to Change and Configuration Management Success
sponsored by Tripwire, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: As businesses have instituted internal, industry, and government mandated regulatory compliance, the need for audit data to prove conformity has also become a necessity. Read this white paper to learn how configuration audit and control provides a single, independent source for enforcing and reporting on a change policy across an organization.
Posted: 14 Oct 2008 | Published: 14 Oct 2008

Tripwire, Inc.

Security Vs. Flexibility: Must IT Management Choose?
sponsored by Faronics
WHITE PAPER: This white paper focuses on how IT Managers can leverage Centralized Configuration Management (CCM) tools along with other techniques and tools to have it all: security, a uniform standard, and flexibility when needed.
Posted: 22 Aug 2008 | Published: 22 Aug 2008

Faronics

End User Performance - Building and Maintaining ROI
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, explore how organizations are achieving strong returns on investment on their information technologie endeavors and investments by emphasizing user performance.
Posted: 06 Aug 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2006

SAP America, Inc.

Driving Business Success with Software Reuse
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how Software Reuse and its underlying fundamentals have evolved dramatically. It also discusses the benefits of constructing critical enterprise software applications through reusable parts.
Posted: 30 Jul 2008 | Published: 01 Mar 2008

IBM

What's Good for Security Is Good for Operations: Why Configuration Assessment Followed by Change Auditing Is Key to Operational Stability
sponsored by Tripwire, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover why configuration assessment followed by change auditing is key for operational stability, and that gaining visibility into all change to IT systems is the first step toward employing best practices across the organization.
Posted: 29 Jul 2008 | Published: 01 Jul 2008

Tripwire, Inc.

ESG: A Phased Approach to Network Access Control (NAC)
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Learn how Symantec Network Access Control can provide the secret to NAC success by offering a practical, phased implementation approach and by aligning NAC with business requirements.
Posted: 29 Jul 2008 | Published: 01 Jul 2008

Symantec Corporation

Putting Security First in the Newly Virtualized World
sponsored by Lumension
WHITE PAPER: At Lumension Security are experts are in tune with the latest security problems posed by virtualization. In a new and largely untested IT world it is necessary to apply security at every stage of the process, keeping it safe from hackers and data breaches
Posted: 25 Jul 2008 | Published: 07 Jul 2008

Lumension

LogRhythm and NERC CIP Compliance
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: LogRhythm has extensive experience in helping organizations improve their overall security and compliance posture while reducing costs, it automatically performs the first level of log analysis and also ensures you to meet your reporting requirements.
Posted: 25 Jul 2008 | Published: 01 Jul 2008

LogRhythm, Inc.

Building Multi-language Applications with Visual Studio
sponsored by OpenMake Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the steps necessary to improve software build functionality of Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 and 2008 with Microsoft Team Foundation Server.
Posted: 22 Apr 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

OpenMake Software
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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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