EMA Radar for CMDB/CMS Use Cases -- Innovation through Diversity: Q2 2011
This EMA Radar introduces a new way of looking at value in
Configuration Management Database and Configuration Management
System (CMDB/CMS) technologies by focusing on these technologies
as enablers rather than as a purely separate market in themselves.
No one should invest in a CMDB, or begin a CMS, just to have one.
Indeed, the whole notion of a CMDB, and in particular a CMS, is
revolutionary exactly because it deconstructs traditional management
product assumptions and allows for the reconciliation and effective
usage of many different sources of service management information to
support virtually all IT processes. Through its normalized data sets and
potentially federated, reconciled resources, it provides IT with a truly
cohesive foundation for decision-making and automation in everything
from performance diagnostics, to optimizing infrastructure, to managing change, to portfolio governance in terms of value and cost.
The EMA Radar for CMDB/CMS Use Cases targets three critical use
cases typical of most CMDB or CMS deployments. These are:
* Asset management and financial optimization
* Change management and change impact analysis
* Service impact management