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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 Big Book of SAP Upgrades: Real World SAP Upgrade Tips from the World's Leading SAP System Integrators
sponsored by Panaya, Inc.
EBOOK: In August 2009, hundreds of SAP system integrators were asked to contribute their best upgrade tips for upgrading to SAP ERP 6.0. We took the best tips we received and compiled them in this eBook for you. Read this eBook to learn over 60 tips on upgrading to SAP ERP 6.0.
Posted: 10 Nov 2009 | Published: 10 Nov 2009

Panaya, Inc.

Fixing the SAP Upgrade Process: Nine Best Practices
sponsored by Panaya, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper takes a new look at the SAP upgrade process in light of emerging best practices and new technologies. This report offers a discussion of the value of both technical and functional upgrades as well as a discussion of some of the best practices to enhance the value of your SAP upgrades while lowering overall cost.
Posted: 10 Nov 2009 | Published: 10 Nov 2009

Panaya, Inc.

Getting Virtualization Right: Five Virtualization Rules Every Organization Must Know
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: HP has a long and proud tradition of partnering with technology leaders to help ensure success in both good economies and bad. This paper provides practical advice and insight into the rules these leaders followed to realize the full potential of virtualization.
Posted: 28 Oct 2009 | Published: 25 Jul 2009

Hewlett-Packard Company

When Good Applications Go Bad: Adding Application Control to your Toolbox
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc. / Alternative Technology Group of Arrow ECS
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Check out this podcast transcript for the latest information about application security threats and how Fortinet can provide multi-function security system solutions as well as an award-wining Partner Program.
Posted: 05 Oct 2009 | Published: 05 Oct 2009

Fortinet, Inc. / Alternative Technology Group of Arrow ECS

Seven Practical Steps for Federal Cyber Security and FISMA Compliance
sponsored by Tripwire, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper provides seven practical steps any information security organization can take to improve information system security and achieve compliance with relevant regulations, standards and internal security and operational policy.
Posted: 05 Oct 2009 | Published: 27 Apr 2009

Tripwire, Inc.

NetMRI -- Take Control of Network Configurations and Changes
sponsored by Netcordia
TRIAL SOFTWARE: Network change is the number one cause of performance related issues. NetMRI helps reduce cost by automating network change, improve service quality by managing network configurations and mitigate risk by ensuring a compliant network. Check out this free trial download to learn more.
Posted: 29 Sep 2009 | Premiered: 29 Sep 2009

Netcordia

Premier Issue of the CIO Decisions Midmarket Ezine - "The Green Monster"
sponsored by CIO Decisions
EZINE: This document highlights what you need to know about power consumption, server virtualization and outfitting data centers to make the most of the new technologies.
Posted: 24 Sep 2009 | Published: 01 Jun 2008

CIO Decisions

Achieving PCI Compliance with Red Hat Enterprise Linux
sponsored by Red Hat and JBoss
WHITE PAPER: While enterprises are often able to achieve compliance during an audit, they often have difficulty maintaining compliance on an ongoing basis. Learn how Red Hat Enterprise Linux's built-in features will allow your business to develop a robust implementation for managing all security necessary to achieve and maintain compliance on an on-going basis.
Posted: 20 Aug 2009 | Published: 19 Aug 2009

Red Hat and JBoss

Top 5 Network Performance Management Mistakes & How to Avoid Them
sponsored by Netcordia
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper will look at five of the most common mistakes when it comes to network performance management and discuss how IT organizations can get ahead of the curve by automating network management and giving the appropriate level of visibility to different levels of IT staff. Read on to learn how your organization can fix these mistakes.
Posted: 12 Aug 2009 | Published: 12 Aug 2009

Netcordia

Understanding High Availability for the BlackBerry Enterprise Server
sponsored by BlackBerry
WHITE PAPER: Read this technical white paper to learn about the evolution of mobile devices and the introduction of high availability in a mobile context. Also learn about the Blackberry as well as load balancing, failover thresholds, and limited downtime upgrades.
Posted: 06 Aug 2009 | Published: 06 Aug 2009

BlackBerry

The Power of Automation: The EDS Story
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WEBCAST: It is becoming increasingly difficult for data center pros to manage their IT environments. This webcast explores best practices for automation and details the benefits you can realize from implementing the technology.
Posted: 27 Jul 2009 | Premiered: Sep 17, 2009, 12:00 EDT (16:00 GMT)

Hewlett-Packard Company

Software Testing Vol.3: This Issue of Software Testing Delves Into Mobile Application and Regression Testing
sponsored by SearchSoftwareQuality.com
EZINE: This ezine covers the topic of testing and retesting defects and cites the Blackberry blackouts of 2007 and 2008 as examples of issues that could have been detected by regressing testing.
Posted: 27 Jul 2009 | Published: 27 Jul 2009

SearchSoftwareQuality.com

SharePoint E-zine Volume 12: SharePoint Taxonomies That Stand the Test of Time
sponsored by SearchWinIT
EZINE: In this month's issue, learn ways to accommodate permanent departments and business functions as well as ad hoc collaboration when building out your SharePoint taxonomies.
Posted: 20 Jul 2009 | Published: 20 Jul 2009

SearchWinIT

Orion Network Configuration Manager (NCM)
sponsored by SolarWinds, Inc.
TRIAL SOFTWARE: Check out this download to see how the Orion Network Configuration Manager aids in managing network configuration files in multi-vendor network environments, monitoring changes to device configurations and ensuring compliance with federal and corporate policies.
Posted: 14 Jul 2009 | Premiered: 14 Jul 2009

SolarWinds, Inc.

Virtual Data Center E-Zine - Volume 12
sponsored by Virtual Data Center E-Zine - Volume 12
EZINE: Virtualization has changed the concept of configuration management in data centers. In this month's issue, find out what to look for when shopping for the perfect configuration management tool. Virtualization has also had an impact on system security. Learn how to keep your virtual environment safe.
Posted: 10 Jul 2009 | Published: 10 Jul 2009


Sun and Symantec Open Archive Solution for Mid-sized Companies: Solving your data management and discovery challenges
sponsored by Sun Microsystems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will discuss how Sun Microsystems and Symantec have teamed up to create an open archive solution for Mid-sized companies. This archive solution can lower your total storage costs while at the same time improving your ability to search and discover archived data.
Posted: 19 Jun 2009 | Published: 19 Jun 2009

Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Why You Should Take a Holistic Approach to ITIL and Service Support
sponsored by BMC Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In these tough economic times, how do you address the challenge of reducing costs without diminishing your service quality? Companies can lower costs significantly and meet the growing demand for services by taking a more holistic approach. This paper discusses the importance of taking a unified approach to service support management and...
Posted: 18 Jun 2009 | Published: 15 Jun 2009

BMC Software, Inc.

Understanding ITIL® Service Portfolio Management: An Approach For Implementing Effective Service Lifecycle Management
sponsored by BMC Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: IT executives and their teams need a comprehensive and accurate view of IT services. A service catalog includes all relevant details about your services, including which service level agreements (SLAs) are associated with it, who is able to request it, how much it costs, and how to fulfill it. This paper describes the IT Infrastructure...
Posted: 17 Jun 2009 | Published: 15 Jun 2009

BMC Software, Inc.

Seven Requirements for Balancing Control and Agility in the Virtual Environment
sponsored by BMC Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Unparalleled agility is the promise of virtualization. But managing change, staying compliant, and preventing virtual sprawl are just a few of the challenges you could face before you reap the rewards. VMware joined us recently to co-author 7 must-read tips for striking the perfect balance in your virtual environment.
Posted: 17 Jun 2009 | Published: 15 Jun 2009

BMC Software, Inc.

Introduction to Virtualization E-Book, Chapter 2: Optimizing Server Virtualization
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Company and Intel
EBOOK: Server sprawl and underutilization problems plague many data centers, with applications being assigned to a server that rarely uses any more than 5% to 10% of its computing capacity. This e-book explains optimizing server virtualization and server management and can help optimize a virtual server deployment.
Posted: 12 Jun 2009 | Published: 19 Feb 2009

Hewlett Packard Company and Intel

Reduce Network Firefighting: Integrate Fault, Performance, and Configuration Management
sponsored by SolarWinds, Inc.
WEBCAST: Join SolarWinds Head Geek, Josh Stephens, as he discuss best practices for combining fault, performance, and configuration management into a single, unified approach for improving the overall health and efficiency of your network.
Posted: 21 May 2009 | Premiered: May 21, 2009

SolarWinds, Inc.

The Total Economic Impact™ of Oracle Enterprise Manager Configuration Management Pack, and Provisioning and Patch Automation Pack
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Learn how Oracle's comprehensive industry leading configuration management and provisioning automation solutions help you reduce application management costs while delivering greater control and compliance.
Posted: 15 May 2009 | Published: 01 Mar 2009

Oracle Corporation

eGuide: Performance tuning SQL Server via queries, indexes and more
sponsored by Microsoft
EGUIDE: In this E-Guide, brought to you by SearchSQLServer.com and Microsoft, learn how to improve query performance, troubleshoot memory configurations, design optimal indexes, utilize database storage methods and solve common SQL errors. This collection of tips and expert guidance will have your SQL Server environment running at peak performance.
Posted: 07 Apr 2009 | Published: 07 Apr 2009

Microsoft

Enforcing IT Change Management Policy
sponsored by Tripwire, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how to enforce IT Control Management policies effectively by fostering a culture of change and enforcing change management processes resulting in greater auditability, improved quality, and IT infrastructure integrity.
Posted: 18 Mar 2009 | Published: 18 Mar 2009

Tripwire, Inc.

SOFTWARE TESTING: New software testing technologies bring new challenges
sponsored by SearchSoftwareQuality.com
EZINE: This first issue of SearchSoftwareQuality.com's Software Testing E-zine covers two new technology areas - virtualization and rich Internet applications (RIAs) - that are changing software testing approaches and presenting new challenges.
Posted: 16 Mar 2009 | Published: 16 Mar 2009

SearchSoftwareQuality.com
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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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