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ALSO CALLED: Configuration Management Data Base, Configuration Management Database
DEFINITION: A database repository 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. Within this context, components of an information system are referred to as configuration items (CI). A CI can be any conceivable IT component, including software, hardware, documentation, and personnel, as  … 
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CMDB Reports
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Increase Service Visibility
sponsored by ServiceNow
EBOOK: This ebook can help you discover if you have limited service visibility, see what a service visibility framework looks like, and adopt best practices to move from a piecemeal, manual approach to comprehensive, automated service reporting.
Posted: 07 Aug 2017 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

ServiceNow

Time Warner Enhances Visibility and Service Quality
sponsored by ServiceNow
CASE STUDY: Learn how Time Warner combined IT operations management and IT service management on a single platform, to dramatically improve the quality of their shared infrastructure services. Download the case study.
Posted: 07 Aug 2017 | Published: 17 Nov 2016

ServiceNow

Revive Failed ITSM Projects and Strengthen New Ones
sponsored by Cherwell
EGUIDE: This e-guide dives into what it takes to get an ITSM implementation off the ground and what it takes to ressurect a failed project. Access now and you will also see 5 common bimodal IT myths busted.
Posted: 08 May 2017 | Published: 01 May 2017

Cherwell

Automated vs Manual Cloud Migrations: What's The Difference?
sponsored by CloudVelox
RESOURCE: When it comes to cloud migration, you can automate the process or do it by hand. Automation sounds easier, but what's the reality? Access this blog post to find out what actually goes into the 3 stages of cloud migration for both manual and automated, how the processes differ during each stage, and which method best meets your business needs.
Posted: 01 Mar 2017 | Published: 09 Feb 2017

CloudVelox

Kingfisher Slashes Costs of Diverse Global IT Estate with Software Asset Management Suite
sponsored by Snow Software
CASE STUDY: Kingfisher plc has a complicated IT estate—even by multinational standards. Access this case study to discover how they eliminated IT complexity by replacing multiple systems in place with the same software asset management tool worldwide. Learn how to tease out the complexity of asset management in your organization now.
Posted: 21 Feb 2017 | Published: 21 Feb 2017

Snow Software

Case Study: Arla Foods Streamlines Software Complexity with Centrally Managed License System
sponsored by Snow Software
CASE STUDY: Access this case study to discover how Arla Foods ensured a strong, demonstrable ROI for software investments and streamlined IT asset management with a centrally managed license system. Read on to view benefits achieved, such as improved data access for generating compliance reports, and more.
Posted: 16 Feb 2017 | Published: 16 Feb 2017

Snow Software

Gaining Support for ITAM: Improve IT Operations Through Data Curation
sponsored by BDNA
VIDEO: Tune into this webinar to learn how to enforce enterprise-wide data consistency and improve IT operations with robust ITAM that transforms multi-source data into actionable business insight.
Posted: 03 Nov 2016 | Premiered: 31 Jul 2016

BDNA

Define Your Services for Fast and Accurate Service Delivery: An ITSM E-Book
sponsored by ServiceNow
EBOOK: Do you face difficulty in meeting SLAs, fulfilling service requests, or in accurate reporting? Discover how to provide better IT service delivery by defining your services with consistency and capturing them in a single system of record. Access now to automate service desk functions with an integrated workflow engine and CMDB.
Posted: 11 Jul 2016 | Published: 11 Jul 2016

ServiceNow

5 Data Quality Problems in Every CMDB
sponsored by BDNA
WHITE PAPER: Explore why clean data is essential for your configuration management database (CMDB). Uncover the top 5 data quality problems in every CMDB and how you can address these challenges.
Posted: 29 Apr 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

BDNA

Build a Reliable, Accurate CMDB by Addressing Data Quality
sponsored by BDNA
WHITE PAPER: Discover the top data quality issues derailing your configuration management database (CMDB) initiatives. Learn how you can build and maintain an accurate, reliable CMDB by taking the steps to address poor data quality.
Posted: 29 Apr 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

BDNA

CIOs Move IT from an ITIL Operational View of Services to a Strategic Business Focus
sponsored by Gartner
ANALYST REPORT: This service portfolio from Gartner offers an analysis of common challenges CIOs face when communicating the strategic business value of moving from process-optimized to service optimized IT operations. Download now to receive expert recommendations for understanding the business context for service delivery.
Posted: 03 Aug 2016 | Published: 22 Feb 2016

Gartner

Enabling Efficient Data Center Monitoring
sponsored by AccelOps Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover an all-in-one software application that enables you to monitor and improve service levels, optimize IT resources, and reduce risk. Read now to learn about the functionality this unified Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), performance, and availability monitoring tool offers.
Posted: 20 Jun 2014 | Published: 20 Jun 2014

AccelOps Inc.

Improve IT Visibility, Avoid Change Failures
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper introduces an IT service management (ITSM) tool that automates the mapping of applications, infrastructure components, and their dependencies, resulting in a simplified approach to change and configuration management.
Posted: 02 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Unified Physical Infrastructure℠ Solutions for the Data Center A Service Management Approach to IT Physical Infrastructure Management
sponsored by Panduit
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how a DCIM solution based on the Unified Physical InfrastructureSM (UPI) approach brings visibility to the physical infrastructure components that support mission critical services. Armed with this solution, data center stakeholders have a more powerful service management toolset and so much more
Posted: 05 Oct 2010 | Published: 01 Sep 2010

Panduit

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

Presentation Transcript: Helping IT Gain Efficiencies and Reduce Costs - Microsoft System Center
sponsored by Microsoft
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In this presentation transcript, experts Sacha Dawes and Kenon Owens discuss topics including best practices to monitor virtual and physical workloads, meet high availability needs, improve CMBD, asset management and integrating a self-managing solution to accelerate troubleshooting and problem resolution.
Posted: 24 Feb 2010 | Published: 23 Feb 2010

Microsoft

Succeeding with Proactive IT with ASG's metaCMDB
sponsored by ASG Software Solutions
WHITE PAPER: This paper outlines the maturity steps involved in the progression towards proactive Business Service Management (BSM) and explains how ASG's metaCMDB helps secure its seamless adoption.
Posted: 22 Feb 2010 | Published: 22 Feb 2010

ASG Software Solutions

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

Zenoss Core: Open Source Monitoring and Systems Management
sponsored by Zenoss, Inc.
TRIAL SOFTWARE: Network management and systems management professionals have more infrastructure than ever to manage. Existing systems management tools are incomplete, too expensive and/or too complex. Download this trial softwar and learn how Zenoss Core Open Source Monitoring and Systems Management can help.
Posted: 26 Jan 2009 | Premiered: 22 Jan 2009

Zenoss, Inc.

Automated Network Lifecycle Management-- Unifying Fault, Performance, and Configuration Management to Increase Uptime, Reduce Costs, and Minimize Human Error
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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 Enterprise

Closing the IT Process Automation Gap
sponsored by Opalis Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Many organizations are in the midst of implementing ITIL. But are they putting the appropriate operational processes into place? Learn how automating operational processes with run book automation software can help organizations better benefit from ITIL.
Posted: 28 Aug 2007 | Published: 01 Aug 2007

Opalis Software, Inc.

HP's Universal CMDB: A Balanced Approach to Unifying IT Operations, Service Desks, and Business Objectives
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, read about the evolution of Configuration Management Database (CMDB) adoption in the market, CMDB solution integration and the overall architecture requirements for CMDB.
Posted: 24 Aug 2007 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Service Catalog and the CMDB: Partner in Improving IT Service Quality and Controlling Costs
sponsored by Enterprise Management Associates (EMA)
WHITE PAPER: In this informative research report, noted ITSM expert Hank Marquis discusses the benefits of considering the Service Catalog and the CMDB as partners that work together to improve IT service quality, control IT costs, and align IT with the..
Posted: 09 Aug 2007 | Published: 01 May 2007

Enterprise Management Associates (EMA)

Apply the ITIL Framework with Confidence
sponsored by TechExcel
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper explains how ITIL provides the foundation for quality IT service management. It actively supports corporate goals by offering services that are based on efficient principles and adequately fulfilling business requirements.
Posted: 12 Mar 2007 | Published: 01 Mar 2007

TechExcel
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CMDB DEFINITION (continued): … A database repository 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. Within this context, components of an information system are referred 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.Visit WhatIs.com - a knowledge exploration and self-education tool about information technology.

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