Research Report - End-User
10 Best-Practice Tips to Help You Succeed with Your Enterprise CMDB Project
Date: 08/01/2008 Length: 24 pages Cost: $0.00

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Since 2004, Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) has worked with some of the world’s leading IT organizations on strategic planning around their enterprise Configuration Management Database (CMDB) initiatives. At the same time, our experts have conducted a number of in-depth studies to explore real-world CMDB trends, challenges, and best practices. Now, we have culled through more than 1000 pieces of CMDB advice to identify a the top 10 best-practice tips to help you succeed with your enterprise CMDB project.

This 24-page paper delivers:
*Details on the top 10 CMDB best practices
*Key findings from EMA research studies on CMDB
*Practical advice directly from your peers who have been there and done that with the CMDB

Download this informative paper today and get on the road to CMDB success!

Table of Contents

The Top CMDB Challenges
Cultural Issues
Process and Planning Issues
Technology Issues
CMDB Best Practices

Best Practice #1: Obtain Executive Management Support
Best Practice #2: Invest in Pre-Implementation Planning
Best Practice #3: Take an Incremental Approach
Best Practice #4: Adopt ITIL and Processes
Best Practice #5: Limit CI Scope and Address Data Issues
Best Practice #6: Document Detailed Requirements
Best Practice #7: Discovery, Automation, and Federation
Best Practice #8: Tie the CMDB to Change Management
Best Practice #9: Use Outside Experts
Best Practice #10: Make the CMDB Inclusive

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