CMDB Systems: The Quiet Revolution
by Dennis Drogseth, VP of Research, IT Megatrends, Analytics and CMDB Systems
I remember once preparing for a number of public board meetings by listening to Monte Python's "The Death of Mary Queen of Scots" and simultaneously taking a hot shower. I highly recommend this disciplined approach to verbal conflict – in which a very indignant Mary protests, "I'm not dead, yet!"
The same assertion should be made regarding the ill-named Configuration Management Database (CMDB), as it quietly moves towards a federated system of technologies more appropriate to ITIL v3's notion of a Configuration Management System (CMS). In fact, I would argue that the CMDB is just now beginning to come of age and, that in many respects, it represents a quiet revolution far more relevant to the longer term direction of service management than cloud computing – in spite of all the hype.
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