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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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Become a Strategic Enabler of Digital Business
sponsored by Unisys
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the capabilities of an ITSM platform designed for today's business environment.
Posted: 24 Aug 2015 | Published: 31 Jul 2015


What Windows Admins Need from Configuration Management
sponsored by Puppet Labs
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover what to look for in a configuration management tool for your Windows environment.
Posted: 20 Aug 2015 | Published: 20 Aug 2015

Puppet Labs

DevOps: How to use Application Release Automation to complement Jenkins installations
sponsored by Automic
WHITE PAPER: DevOps success depends on the strategic use of tools to automate and streamline configuration, release and monitoring processes relating to deployment. This white paper explains the differences between Jenkins/Hudson and Application Release Automation (ARA) tools in a DevOps scenario.
Posted: 06 Aug 2015 | Published: 06 Aug 2015


Red Hat Consulting: Systems Management
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how you can do more with less time and money. Read now to enable business growth within a consistent environment. Learn what consultants can give your organization.
Posted: 05 Aug 2015 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Red Hat

Jboss Enterprise Middleware Healthcheck Service
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how an enterprise middleware health check can help ensure your enterprise application platform is operating at maximum security and efficiency.
Posted: 29 Jul 2015 | Published: 30 Sep 2012

Red Hat

Managed Solutions for Red Hat JBoss Middleware
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how managed solutions can assist in deploying, managing, and monitoring middleware productions, applications and services.
Posted: 28 Jul 2015 | Published: 31 May 2013

Red Hat

Bloom and Wallace's 4 Foundations of Real SaaS
sponsored by Workday
WEBCAST: Naomi Bloom, founder and managing partner of Bloom & Wallace talks about four of the foundational capabilities of SaaS. Watch as she compares configuration vs. customization and why it's important to you.
Posted: 10 Jul 2015 | Premiered: Jul 21, 2014


Inside Look: First 100% VMware Powered Hyperconverged Infrastructure Appliance
sponsored by VMware
VIDEO: This video reveals the first 100% VMware powered hyperconverged infrastructure appliance (HCIA)—offering you a transformational end-to-end user experience.
Posted: 01 Jul 2015 | Premiered: 01 Jul 2015


Is Your ITAM Practice Aligned with Your ITSM Processes?
sponsored by Unisys
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover an ITAM solution that plays a key role in improving the ITSM process.
Posted: 06 May 2015 | Published: 01 Mar 2014


IBM Spectrum Accelerate Demo Video
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: Watch this demo to see how this ultra-flexible software-defined storage lets you easily move data from your data center to the cloud and to remote locations.
Posted: 28 Apr 2015 | Premiered: Apr 28, 2015


The Freedom to Run Your Business Your Way
sponsored by Workday
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the benefits of a multi-tenant, SaaS-based approach that grants customers the flexibility to adapt applications to their particular business strategies, without introducing complexity that prevents the system from evolving as business needs change.
Posted: 24 Mar 2015 | Published: 01 Apr 2013


Microsoft Service Manager Simplified
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Through the use of automation, compliance, self-service portal, and standardization, Microsoft's System Center Service Manager can support the best practices found in the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL®) and the Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF).
Posted: 13 Mar 2015 | Published: 13 Mar 2015

Global Knowledge

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


Eight Ways Better Software Deployment and Management Can Save You Money
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This resource counts down eight critical benefits you can achieve by learning to more effectively manage the software deployment lifecycle.
Posted: 03 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Dell, Inc.

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 Limited
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 Limited

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

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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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