Welcome to the CMS Blog!

Configuration Management Systems (CMS) has been my career choice for just about ten years now, although I have a long history working within technology areas that intersect with CMS, whether it be Help Desk, Desktop Services and Administration, Network Administration or Asset Management.


When I came to HP approximately six years ago, I did not initially realize just how much my support background would help me. As a former customer for products like legacy Mercury Application Mapping (MAM) and the initial versions of Universal CMDB, I have a unique perspective in working towards solution or use case successes for our customers. Building success is at the core of what I try to do each and every day of my role within HP—in my former roles as delivery consultant, solution architect, and global CMS lead for Professional Services, or in my current role as the CMS product marketing manager.


My end goal is and always will be to drive and support customer achievement for the implementation of our CMS products: HP Universal CMDB, HP Universal Discovery and HP Universal CMDB Configuration Manager.


Within this blog I intend to bring my background and my experiences to the forefront and provide a unique perspective to topics which may interest my readers. There will always be someone who is more technical than I am or has a better answer; though, I hope my viewpoint offered gets each of you to think outside the box in how the CMS is implemented or data is consumed.


CMS is experiencing a transitional period of time and I believe easier adoption is evolving for customers. Unlike ITIL some years ago, use cases and solutions for CMS are no longer only for data consumption, but instead to drive real revenue savings like software license compliance via discovery or using a hybrid discovery for discovery in a data center initiative and on-going for continuous management.


On the personal side, I live in central Ohio and enjoy spending time with my wife and children first and foremost. I love the intellectual side of what we do in technology, but I also am blue collar by nature and prefer to put my sleeves up whenever possible, i.e. yard work, projects, etc. Movies, music, and books are my passion, along with Home Theater technologies.


Thanks for taking the time to read what I have to offer if you’ve gotten this far. I’ll do my best to keep what I have to share interesting, worthwhile and compelling enough to keep you coming back.

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