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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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The DevOps Transformation at Gannett
sponsored by Chef Software
CASE STUDY: This case study explores how Gannett connected previously siloed data, resolved issues with shadow IT, and enabled access to the cloud to help deploy their apps faster and with more scalability. Find out how they leveraged automation and used a DevOps approach to support faster, more efficient deployments.
Posted: 21 Oct 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

Chef Software

Determining the Business Value of Red Hat CloudForms
sponsored by Red Hat
ANALYST REPORT: Here are highlighted the benefits of a vendor-agnostic platform for self-service provisioning across hybrid multivendor virtualized, private cloud, public cloud, and container-based environments. Access now to deliver services and infrastructure resources with agility across the entire estate.
Posted: 14 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Red Hat

The Value of IT Automation: 4 Case Studies
sponsored by Puppet
RESOURCE: This resource, featuring research by Gartner, explores how Walmart, Staples and 2 other brands have started to leverage DevOps practices. Find out how these businesses are enhancing automation for testing, configuration, continuous delivery, and more.
Posted: 08 Sep 2016 | Published: 08 Sep 2016


Automate and Orchestrate Your IT Operations
sponsored by SearchITOperations
EBOOK: Even though configuration management systems are set to automate upgrades and save time, but are they right for every IT organization? This handbook examines how your IT organization should use configuration management to test new releases and automate certain tasks.
Posted: 24 Jun 2016 | Published: 24 Jun 2016

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


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


Top 5 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


Release Automation for Complex, Multi-Tier Deployments
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: How can you minimize bottlenecks to rapidly and consistently deliver apps, without missing errors that lead to failures? Learn how release automation can help you deploy app releases faster and more frequently without sacrificing quality.
Posted: 08 Apr 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

CA Technologies.

How Middleware Software Speeds Application Delivery
sponsored by Red Hat
EGUIDE: This e-guide provides an in-depth Q&A session with middleware software experts Akbar Aziz and Calvin Martin about middleware automation. Learn how middleware automation speeds application delivery, simplifies configuration management, and allows microservices, containers, and cloud services to be introduced into enterprise architectures.
Posted: 25 Feb 2016 | Published: 22 Feb 2016

Red Hat

Seven Principles for Achieving High Performance and Scalability for Information Integration
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper for information integration success stories. Also, find critical success criteria for an architecture's scalability.
Posted: 26 Jan 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2014


The Benefits of ITSM Principles
sponsored by CDW Corporation
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, examine the various benefits that an ITSM (IT service management) approach can provide an organization. Additionally, learn advice on how to integrate configuration management and IT asset management to optimize benefits and improve performance.
Posted: 13 Oct 2014 | Published: 13 Oct 2014

CDW Corporation

Avoiding Audits - How to Get Of Software Vendors’ Radar
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Software license audits bog down operations and can be costly, though the ultimate sacrifice of the audit process is the relationship with customers. View this whitepaper to identify the 4 key triggers for being identified by a vendor for an audit, and how to alter habits to avoid unjust scrutiny.
Posted: 19 Aug 2014 | Published: 19 Aug 2014

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

10 Common Problems that Application Performance Management 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.

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


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

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


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


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


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.

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


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


La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology: Customer Video
sponsored by Absolute
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


Microsoft Exchange 2010 on Dell Systems: Small and Branch Office Configurations
sponsored by Dell EMC 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 EMC 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

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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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