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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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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

Goodbye Manual Processes, Hello Productivity
sponsored by ServiceNow
WHITE PAPER: Learn how automation is the key to saving time and boosting satisfaction. This eBook, "Accelerate Service Delivery with Automation," will help you reclaim lost productivity. Download now to learn best practices for transforming your ITSM into a modern, reliable experience.
Posted: 01 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Aug 2016

ServiceNow

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

Buyer's Guide: IT Service Support Management Tools
sponsored by ServiceNow
WHITE PAPER: This Gartner resource compares leading IT service support management vendors, evaluating the pros and cons of each option. Read on to determine which vendor fits your organization's needs.
Posted: 10 Mar 2016 | Published: 26 Aug 2015

ServiceNow

IT Services: 5 Common Mistakes to Avoid
sponsored by ServiceNow
WHITE PAPER: This brief resource reveals the 5 common traps that IT needs to avoid in order to deliver high-quality services. Read on to learn how to avoid these mistakes with key steps like simplify your environment, provide a self-service portal for users to submit all requests, and 3 more.
Posted: 04 Mar 2016 | Published: 04 Mar 2016

ServiceNow

The Benefits of Service-Aware CMDB
sponsored by ServiceNow
VIDEO: This brief video explores how Ahold Europe leveraged a service-aware Configuration Management Database (CMDB) strategy to create a single source of truth for IT.
Posted: 25 Feb 2016 | Premiered: 27 Nov 2015

ServiceNow

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

Managing Applications with Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how to address the challenges of managing mission-critical applications. Read this white paper to learn about benefits of adopting an application management solution like Oracle Enterprise Manager.
Posted: 07 Mar 2007 | Published: 01 Oct 2006

Oracle Corporation

iET Process Analyzer
sponsored by iETSolutions
DATA SHEET: The IT function has never been under greater pressure to improve its performance and prove its value to the business. iET Solutions' Process Analyzer application provides near real-time measurement of key performance indicators (KPIs) as well a...
Posted: 06 Feb 2007 | Published: 01 Jan 2006

iETSolutions
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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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