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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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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.
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Software Testing Vol.3: This Issue of Software Testing Delves Into Mobile Application and Regression Testing
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SharePoint E-zine Volume 12: SharePoint Taxonomies That Stand the Test of Time
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Orion Network Configuration Manager (NCM)
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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
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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
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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

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Why You Should Take a Holistic Approach to ITIL and Service Support
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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
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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
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Introduction to Virtualization E-Book, Chapter 2: Optimizing Server Virtualization
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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

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Reduce Network Firefighting: Integrate Fault, Performance, and Configuration Management
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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
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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

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eGuide: Performance tuning SQL Server via queries, indexes and more
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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

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Enforcing IT Change Management Policy
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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

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SOFTWARE TESTING: New software testing technologies bring new challenges
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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.
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Improved Software Testing Using McCabe IQ Coverage Analysis
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WHITE PAPER: This paper introduces coverage analysis as an important direction in the management of software testing. Specifically, this paper covers test assessment and improvement using McCabe IQ coverage analysis in the areas of functional testing, incremental testing, and unit level testing.
Posted: 13 Mar 2009 | Published: 13 Mar 2009

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Using Code Quality Metrics in Management of Outsourced Development and Maintenance
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WHITE PAPER: This paper provides answers to basic questions relating to the management of outsourced development and maintenance. What is the metrics approach to managing sub-contractors? What is the quality of the code expected to be that has been developed by the sub-contractor? Read on for the answers to these and other important considerations.
Posted: 13 Mar 2009 | Published: 13 Mar 2009

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Continuous Application Performance for Enterprise .NET Systems
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WHITE PAPER: As IT faces pressure from the all sides Application Performance Management must evolve to fulfill new requirements to ensure continuous delivery of high application performance with minimal resource investment. Read this paper to learn how.
Posted: 06 Mar 2009 | Published: 06 Mar 2009

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The Forrester Wave: Requirements Management, Q2 2008
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ANALYST REPORT: In Forrester's 79-criteria evaluation of requirements management tools vendors, five standalone requirements management tools and four application life-cycle management (ALM) solutions that include requirements management capabilities went head-to-head. Read this research paper to see how each one fared.
Posted: 04 Mar 2009 | Published: 04 Mar 2009

Hewlett-Packard Company

What is Application Lifecycle Management?
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WHITE PAPER: This analyst white paper gives a clear definition to application lifecycle management (ALM). It also reviews 3 distinct main areas of ALM: governance, development and operations.
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Microsoft

Application Lifecycle Management and Business Process
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Microsoft

Testing as Managed Services - TMS
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Posted: 27 Feb 2009 | Published: 27 Feb 2009

Wipro Technologies

Presentation Transcript: Reproducing Defects, The First Step To Fixing Them
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SysML-Based Systems Engineering Using a Model-Driven Development Approach
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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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