CMDB

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May 21, 2020 4:16pm

Why Your Disaster Recovery Plan Must Include Inventory Tracking

Disaster recovery needs to start with a pinpoint-accurate IT inventory. If you restore from backup–without restoring everything from backup–then it will throw a wrench in your... Read More

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May 4, 2020 11:05am

Configuration Management Databases: Expectations vs. Reality

So, you’re planning on investing in a change management database (CMDB) tool. Great job! This solution will allow you to save immeasurable amounts of time and... Read More

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April 30, 2020 10:30am

Three Common Reasons why Your CMDB Isn’t Working (And How to Fix It)

If you’re experiencing difficulties like your auto-discovery being unable to find resources that you know are there, or being unable to register new CIs, you might... Read More

April 29, 2020 10:49am

What Are the Steps of CMDB Deployment Best Practices?

Implementing a CMDB isn’t an all-or-nothing proposition. Gradual deployment is important – move too quickly and you’re likely to end up overwhelming your department or committing... Read More

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April 6, 2020 7:36pm

Prevent Your Next System Outage with an Accurate CMDB

Unplanned outages are the worst. One quarter of all companies report that an hour of unplanned downtime now costs between $300,000 and $400,000 – and 15... Read More

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March 30, 2020 8:49am

How Technology has Transformed the CMDB

The Complicated History of CMDBs The one thing all Configuration Management Databases (CMDB) have in common is that for them to be of any use, they... Read More

February 24, 2020 9:46am

10 CMDB Tools You Need to Consider in 2020

If you’re striving to adhere to the ITIL framework, you know that configuration management is a key component of success. It’s the heart of ITIL best... Read More

April 16, 2019 12:16pm

7 Common CMDB Purchasing “Gotchas” to Watch out for

  It’s not every day you purchase configuration management database (CMDB) software. And if you haven’t purchased it in a while (or ever), you may not... Read More

April 11, 2018 2:13pm

What is a CMDB? Configuration Management Databases 101

Overview – What is a CMDB? A CMDB (Configuration Management DataBase) contains all pertinent information about all possible aspects of an information technology system used by... Read More

March 6, 2017 4:01pm

Will the CMDB stay relevant in a cloud based, serverless world?

A question often discussed around the CMDB realm lately: How will the relevance of the CMDB be affected by the changes that come about as we... Read More