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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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10 Common Problems APM Helps You Solve
sponsored by Riverbed Technology, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper breaks down the top ten quality and performance issues that application performance management can help to solve by detecting applications' performance problems and their causes.
Posted: 01 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Riverbed Technology, Inc.

BlackBerry 10 Readiness Services: Migrate to BlackBerry 10 With Ease
sponsored by BlackBerry
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn about a platform with flexibility and choice built in to ensure you can find the right level of services to get your organization up and running on their devices as fast as possible.
Posted: 30 Jul 2014 | Published: 30 Jul 2014

BlackBerry

Top 5 SQL Server Cluster Setup Mistakes
sponsored by Idera
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the top 5 SQL Server cluster setup mistakes and learn how to avoid them.
Posted: 18 Jul 2014 | Published: 18 Jul 2014

Idera

Simplify Application Deployment Through Patterns of Expertise
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Unfortunately, not all organizations have the skills or the resources needed to quickly design, test, configure and integrate applications in today's complex IT environments. In this white paper, discover how an integrated system with built-in patterns of expertise can help you address those challenges.
Posted: 07 Jul 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2013

IBM

Infographic: The Total Economic Impact of WANdisco SVN MultiSite
sponsored by WANdisco
WHITE PAPER: A recent Forrester Research Total Economic Impact (TEI) Report revealed that SVN MultiSite delivered a return on investment (ROI) of 357% with a payback period of less than two months. View this infographic to get an easy-to-read breakdown of the key findings of Forrester's report.
Posted: 02 Jul 2014 | Published: 02 Jul 2014

WANdisco

Service-Oriented Configuration Management
sponsored by Pangea Systems
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper details the core functionality and key benefits of service-oriented configuration management and offers up a four-step approach for implementation.
Posted: 26 Jun 2014 | Published: 10 Jun 2010

Pangea Systems

Integrate Software License Optimization and IT Service Management to Increase Efficiency and Reduce Costs
sponsored by Flexera Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the capabilities of ITSM and software license optimization tools and delves into how you can integrate them to reduce costs, increase efficiency, and eliminate waste.
Posted: 25 Jun 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Flexera Software

Webinar: Selecting the Right SCM Tool
sponsored by WANdisco
WEBCAST: Most SCM tools are not well-suited to support the industry trend towards WAN-based, globally distributed enterprise software development. This report and webinar will explore the reasons why these tools often struggle in a WAN environment and the key technologies for implementing solutions.
Posted: 23 Jun 2014 | Premiered: Jun 12, 2013

WANdisco

Webinar: The Big Picture - Unified Subversion & Git Access Control and Auditing
sponsored by WANdisco
WEBCAST: Consistent access control and auditing are now more important than ever for Agile workflows, corporate policies, and regulatory compliance. Until now, organizations using Subversion and Git had no way to standardize enforcement. This webinar focuses on new tools that enable company-wide standardization.
Posted: 20 Jun 2014 | Premiered: Dec 31, 2013

WANdisco

Webinar: Scaling Git for the Enterprise
sponsored by WANdisco
WEBCAST: This webinar answers the most common questions when attempting to scale Git for the enterprise including how to manage thousands of users, monitor performance, and ensure compliance with regulatory standards
Posted: 20 Jun 2014 | Premiered: Dec 31, 2013

WANdisco

Best Practices for a Model-Driven Development Tool
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover best practices for a model-based development tool that enables you to quickly develop complex business applications based on Agile methods and reusable software components.
Posted: 11 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2010

CA Technologies.

Get Control of Change
sponsored by Borland, Micro Focus
WHITE PAPER: In this strategy brief, get advice for maintaining control of the software development lifecycle with effective change and configuration management strategies. Learn why a "loose coupling" approach may be the best strategy.
Posted: 23 Apr 2014 | Published: 23 Apr 2014

Borland, Micro Focus

Major software delivery lifecycle improvements with SDK
sponsored by Borland, Micro Focus
CASE STUDY: Check out this case study to learn how AQS leveraged a software development kit (SDK) to improve the consistency of source code management, automate change processes for data files, and increase efficiency in the overall build process.
Posted: 22 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Borland, Micro Focus

Tackling the Application Migration Challenge
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WEBCAST: The end is nigh for Windows XP, but a large percentage of PCs worldwide are still running the OS. Companies will have to make the migration to Windows 7 or 8, but for many, application compatibility is causing a huge roadblock. Watch this brief video to find out how to overcome compatibility challenges.
Posted: 24 Mar 2014 | Premiered: Mar 24, 2014

Dell and Microsoft

Configure or Customize?
sponsored by Workday
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, we examine the high cost of making and supporting customizations to client/server-based applications as well as the differences between configuration and customization.
Posted: 19 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Workday

Agile case studies: How GE, Houghton Mifflin and NYSE drove change
sponsored by TechTarget
RESOURCE: With technological advancements moving at breakneck speeds, it's challenging to keep pace. But in order to stay relevant in the IT landscape you need to move where technology is going. Take a look at this e-guide to discover how to successfully change your existing culture to one of lucidity and conjunction – and set business processes accordingly.
Posted: 18 Mar 2014 | Published: 18 Mar 2014

TechTarget

Operational Decision Management for Dummies
sponsored by IBM
EBOOK: Many organizations struggle with business rules that are hidden inside applications and processes, making them difficult to change. In this e-book from the "For Dummies" series, learn how Operational Decision Management (ODM) provides a set of tools and methods to automate your business decisions for increased accuracy and effectiveness.
Posted: 16 May 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IBM

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: 12 May 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2012

IBM

La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology: Customer Video
sponsored by Absolute Software
VIDEO: In this on-demand video case study, learn how the right enterprise-level management software allowed La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology to better manage, secure, and track all of its systems and devices.
Posted: 12 Nov 2013 | Premiered: 12 Nov 2013

Absolute Software

Microsoft Exchange 2010 on Dell Systems: Small and Branch Office Configurations
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper demonstrates the Dell Systems configuration models that are available for small and branch office configurations with Microsoft Exchange 2010. These solutions are especially designed for businesses of up to 1,000 mailboxes.
Posted: 11 Nov 2013 | Published: 01 Jan 2013

Dell and Microsoft

Data Sheet: What's New in Red Hat Satellite 5.6?
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Discover the new Red Hat Satellite 5.6 capabilities and features that provide administrators with the means to efficiently manage their systems, lowering per-system deployment and management costs.
Posted: 24 Oct 2013 | Published: 24 Oct 2013

Red Hat

Don't Be a Hostage to Your ERP System
sponsored by CSC
WHITE PAPER: ERP systems are essential to the functioning of your business, but when it comes to customizing ERP systems to fit changing needs, it can be a lengthy, costly, risky process. Wouldn't it be great if you could get the process agility you need from your ERP system, without the complexity or the high price tag? Access this resource to find out how.
Posted: 12 Sep 2013 | Published: 01 Jan 2012

CSC

A Step Change in Development Efficiency
sponsored by MicroFocus
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper helps you improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the mainframe development processes via simple-to-use, centrally-configurable graphical modeling.
Posted: 25 Jul 2013 | Published: 25 Jul 2013

MicroFocus

The Cost of One Wrong Database Change: Can You Afford It?
sponsored by Datical
WHITE PAPER: Did you know there's a 78% chance that a database change or schema update will break an application or result in a loss of critical data? Check out this resource to see why database change management is a top priority for IT departments, and learn how a schema management technology can help accelerate app releases and eliminate downtime.
Posted: 25 Jul 2013 | Published: 25 Jul 2013

Datical

FAQ: Minimize SAP Testing Efforts
sponsored by IBM
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Trying to balance quality, speed and performance expectations is difficult enough, but when the pressure to deliver changes faster mounts, traditional QA and testing methods just don't cut it.Luckily, this resource is here to help - with answers to FAQs about how to minimize testing efforts in your SAP landscape.
Posted: 19 Jul 2013 | Published: 14 Jun 2013

IBM
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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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