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What's the value for a CMDB or CMS?

CMSThere are companies out there who have made second, third, and even fourth-time implementation efforts to achieve value out of a CMDB or CMS. They know there is inherent value, but getting to the value seems to be a bigger challenge than they realize.

 

In this blog post, I will share some common use cases  where many customers achieve focused value. However,  I recomend remembering the golden rules for managing your scope creep-- keep security teams close, and always, always strive to overcome the political dance where ownership or other boundary issues arise.

 

CMDB and CMS are worth it, you just have to know where to look for the value.

Welcome to the CMS Blog!

Brian Miller.pngWelcome to the NEW HP CMS blog. We have developed this blog to address the specific needs of the CMS market.

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.

 

Keep reading to find out more about me and my vision for CMS.

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About the Author(s)
  • I am the PM of UCMDB and CM. I have a lot of background in configuration management, discovery, integrations, and delivery. I have been involved with the products for 12 years in R&D and product management.
  • This account is for guest bloggers. The blog post will identify the blogger.
  • Jody Roberts is a researcher, author, and customer advocate in the Product Foundation Services (PFS) group in HP Software. Jody has worked with the UCMDB product line since 2004, and currently takes care of the top 100 HP Software customers, the CMS Best Practices library, and has hosted a weekly CMDB Practitioner's Forum since 2006.
  • Karan Chhina is the Product Manager for HP Universal Discovery and has worked with discovery & dependency mapping and configuration management product line for the past eight years.
  • Evangelist for IT Financial Management (ITFM), IT Governance and IT Portfolio Management, consulting IT organisations for Close to 15 years on principles of good governance.
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