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ALSO CALLED: Configuration Management Data Base, Configuration Management Database
DEFINITION: A database repository 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. Within this context, components of an information system are referred to as configuration items (CI). A CI can be any conceivable IT component, including software, hardware, documentation, and personnel, as  … 
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Increase Service Visibility: Single System of Record
sponsored by ServiceNow
EBOOK: This e-book enables you to find out if you are dealing with limited service visibility. You will also see what a service visibility framework looks like, and get best practices to move from a manual approach to comprehensive, automated service reporting.
Posted: 31 Oct 2018 | Published: 30 Aug 2016

ServiceNow

Plan Your Successful CMDB Deployment
sponsored by ServiceNow
WHITE PAPER: A configuration management database (CMDB) is a time-tested method for organizing configuration resources and minimizing IT downtimes. In this guide, you'll find a collection of in-depth best practices for planning, executing, and sustaining a CMDB that matches your enterprise's needs.
Posted: 30 Oct 2018 | Published: 30 Oct 2018

ServiceNow

Service Visibility Best Practices
sponsored by ServiceNow
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn best practices for building a configuration management database (CMDB) strategy that better aligns with business goals – and why the first step is gaining service visibility. Reading further, you'll also get a glimpse into how digital entertainment firm UbiSoft increased their own ITOM performance.
Posted: 30 Oct 2018 | Published: 20 Aug 2018

ServiceNow

CMDB Best Practices: From Set Up to Automated Discovery
sponsored by ServiceNow
WHITE PAPER: As if thorough infrastructure visibility wasn't hard enough to come by, many organizations are letting their CMDBs collect dust in the corner – inadvertently making infrastructure management and configuration that much tougher. In this best practices guide, learn how to keep your CMDB as current and reliable as possible.
Posted: 29 Oct 2018 | Published: 29 Oct 2018

ServiceNow

Getting Started With a Centralized CMDB
sponsored by ServiceNow
WHITE PAPER: Setting up a CMDB is notorious in the IT industry for being "too difficult". Click inside to find out 8 configuration management and CMDB tips, designed to help guide you through both the initial and post-implementation steps.
Posted: 12 Oct 2018 | Published: 20 Jul 2018

ServiceNow

Dramatically Improve Service Availability
sponsored by ServiceNow
EBOOK: Highly available business services rely on modern IT operations management (ITOM). What does that look like? This e-book can help you identify where availability challenges exist and improve your ability to analyze, prevent, and address problems before they occur.
Posted: 25 Jan 2018 | Published: 27 Oct 2016

ServiceNow

Case Study: Media Giant Enhances Visibility and Service Quality
sponsored by ServiceNow
CASE STUDY: One global media and entertainment leader needed to move from multiple, disconnected monitoring tools and manual processes to an automated approach for seamless integration between event management and the CMDB. Read this case study to learn how they were able to overcome these challenges with an ITSM service.
Posted: 22 Jan 2018 | Published: 17 Nov 2016

ServiceNow

Building Business Apps at Lightspeed
sponsored by ServiceNow
EGUIDE: In an age where emphasis is on ever-increasing speed and responsiveness, the question has become how to accelerate digital transformation. In this e-book, you will find nine case studies of enterprises building apps at lightspeed and two developers that are accelerating digital transformation efforts.
Posted: 09 Jan 2018 | Published: 29 Mar 2017

ServiceNow

Revive Failed ITSM Projects and Strengthen New Ones
sponsored by Cherwell
EGUIDE: This e-guide dives into what it takes to get an ITSM implementation off the ground and what it takes to ressurect a failed project. Access now and you will also see 5 common bimodal IT myths busted.
Posted: 08 May 2017 | Published: 01 May 2017

Cherwell

Automated vs Manual Cloud Migrations: What's The Difference?
sponsored by CloudVelox
RESOURCE: When it comes to cloud migration, you can automate the process or do it by hand. Automation sounds easier, but what's the reality? Access this blog post to find out what actually goes into the 3 stages of cloud migration for both manual and automated, how the processes differ during each stage, and which method best meets your business needs.
Posted: 01 Mar 2017 | Published: 09 Feb 2017

CloudVelox

CIOs Move IT from an ITIL Operational View of Services to a Strategic Business Focus
sponsored by Gartner
ANALYST REPORT: This service portfolio from Gartner offers an analysis of common challenges CIOs face when communicating the strategic business value of moving from process-optimized to service optimized IT operations. Download now to receive expert recommendations for understanding the business context for service delivery.
Posted: 03 Aug 2016 | Published: 22 Feb 2016

Gartner

Enabling Efficient Data Center Monitoring
sponsored by AccelOps Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover an all-in-one software application that enables you to monitor and improve service levels, optimize IT resources, and reduce risk. Read now to learn about the functionality this unified Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), performance, and availability monitoring tool offers.
Posted: 20 Jun 2014 | Published: 20 Jun 2014

AccelOps Inc.

Improve IT Visibility, Avoid Change Failures
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper introduces an IT service management (ITSM) tool that automates the mapping of applications, infrastructure components, and their dependencies, resulting in a simplified approach to change and configuration management.
Posted: 02 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Unified Physical Infrastructure℠ Solutions for the Data Center A Service Management Approach to IT Physical Infrastructure Management
sponsored by Panduit
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how a DCIM solution based on the Unified Physical InfrastructureSM (UPI) approach brings visibility to the physical infrastructure components that support mission critical services. Armed with this solution, data center stakeholders have a more powerful service management toolset and so much more
Posted: 05 Oct 2010 | Published: 01 Sep 2010

Panduit

ASG's metaCMDB™ Master or "Citizen" CMDB Containing Critical Enterprise Configuration Information
sponsored by ASG Software Solutions
WHITE PAPER: The sound understanding and visibility of configuration information provided by ASG’s metaCMDB™ is critical for ITIL initiatives and business service management (BSM) implementations, service desk support, and the integration of disparate technologies. Read this paper to find out more.
Posted: 25 May 2010 | Published: 25 May 2010

ASG Software Solutions

Presentation Transcript: Helping IT Gain Efficiencies and Reduce Costs - Microsoft System Center
sponsored by Microsoft
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In this presentation transcript, experts Sacha Dawes and Kenon Owens discuss topics including best practices to monitor virtual and physical workloads, meet high availability needs, improve CMBD, asset management and integrating a self-managing solution to accelerate troubleshooting and problem resolution.
Posted: 24 Feb 2010 | Published: 23 Feb 2010

Microsoft

Succeeding with Proactive IT with ASG's metaCMDB
sponsored by ASG Software Solutions
WHITE PAPER: This paper outlines the maturity steps involved in the progression towards proactive Business Service Management (BSM) and explains how ASG's metaCMDB helps secure its seamless adoption.
Posted: 22 Feb 2010 | Published: 22 Feb 2010

ASG Software Solutions

How ASG's MetaCMDB Strategy Enables More Effective BSM
sponsored by ASG Software Solutions
WHITE PAPER: This white paper looks at two of the most fundamental and conflicted concepts surrounding these requirements: BSM and the CMDB system, focusing on CMDB requirements as they support a BSM strategy, and highlighting ASG's offerings in that context.
Posted: 22 Feb 2010 | Published: 22 Feb 2010

ASG Software Solutions

How to Populate Your CMDB in Four Steps
sponsored by ASG Software Solutions
WHITE PAPER: For organizations that start small, and do it right, the gains achieved with their initial CMDB population will serve as a foundation for optimal data management results in other departments and other service areas. Read this paper to learn how.
Posted: 08 Feb 2010 | Published: 08 Feb 2010

ASG Software Solutions

Zenoss Core: Open Source Monitoring and Systems Management
sponsored by Zenoss, Inc.
TRIAL SOFTWARE: Network management and systems management professionals have more infrastructure than ever to manage. Existing systems management tools are incomplete, too expensive and/or too complex. Download this trial softwar and learn how Zenoss Core Open Source Monitoring and Systems Management can help.
Posted: 26 Jan 2009 | Premiered: 22 Jan 2009

Zenoss, Inc.

Automated Network Lifecycle Management-- Unifying Fault, Performance, and Configuration Management to Increase Uptime, Reduce Costs, and Minimize Human Error
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Learn about the benefits of state-of-the-art network fault management, performance management, and configuration management systems and the integration that brings them together.
Posted: 16 Dec 2008 | Published: 12 Dec 2008

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Closing the IT Process Automation Gap
sponsored by Opalis Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Many organizations are in the midst of implementing ITIL. But are they putting the appropriate operational processes into place? Learn how automating operational processes with run book automation software can help organizations better benefit from ITIL.
Posted: 28 Aug 2007 | Published: 01 Aug 2007

Opalis Software, Inc.

HP's Universal CMDB: A Balanced Approach to Unifying IT Operations, Service Desks, and Business Objectives
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, read about the evolution of Configuration Management Database (CMDB) adoption in the market, CMDB solution integration and the overall architecture requirements for CMDB.
Posted: 24 Aug 2007 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Service Catalog and the CMDB: Partner in Improving IT Service Quality and Controlling Costs
sponsored by Enterprise Management Associates (EMA)
WHITE PAPER: In this informative research report, noted ITSM expert Hank Marquis discusses the benefits of considering the Service Catalog and the CMDB as partners that work together to improve IT service quality, control IT costs, and align IT with the..
Posted: 09 Aug 2007 | Published: 01 May 2007

Enterprise Management Associates (EMA)

Apply the ITIL Framework with Confidence
sponsored by TechExcel
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper explains how ITIL provides the foundation for quality IT service management. It actively supports corporate goals by offering services that are based on efficient principles and adequately fulfilling business requirements.
Posted: 12 Mar 2007 | Published: 01 Mar 2007

TechExcel
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