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How to Establish a Useful CMDB

How to Establish a Useful CMDB

Fundamentals to Ensure Success

Configuration Management Databases (CMDB) started with tremendous promise but went awry when growing complex infrastructures, the introduction of the cloud, and rapidly changing software lifecycles made it difficult to maintain accurate data.

Read the report to learn how you can construct and maintain an auto-updating CMDB that provides complete, timely asset information required to avoid penalties, increase efficiency, lower costs, improve security, and boost compliance.

Initially created in the 1980s as a way to provide IT organizations the information they need to manage their resources and applications effectively, many CMDBs have since failed to live up to their billing, leaving many organizations disenchanted. The business need is still there but CMDB is falling short of meeting it. Now people are asking, “can the CMDB be saved?

This informative, new white paper explains that the real problem isn’t in the concept of a CMDB itself. It’s the challenge of how to build and maintain CMDBs that have made them such an obstacle–but that can be overcome.