CMDB Federation specification may ease configuration management system integration
The new Configuration Management Database Federation (CMDBf) specification may ease integration problems for shops implementing a configuration management system with multiple data sources.
Top five keys to success for a new CMDB project
Configuration management database (CMDB) projects require a steady hand and a lot of help from IT staff. Here are some tips to help you ensure CMDB success.
CMDB pitfalls in the current IT environment
CMDB can be a helpful solution for IT administrators trying to meet the demands of today's businesses. But pitfalls exist in CMDB, and Jasmine Noel shares what you need to know.
CMDB: Choosing your vendor partner
Choosing a CMDB vendor requires planning and an understanding of your design concept. Expert Richard Ptak offers considerations for finding the right CMDB for your data center.
Building a CMDB: A guide to management and deployment
Building a CMDB and making service improvements is essential at most large organizations, but justifying costs is not easy. This guide offers CMDB management and deployment advice.
This was first published in March 2010