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Hype and Bubble Burst for the CMDB Finally - Fall of the Dreaded 4 Letter Word!
They fall as fast as they rise. What is the "value" of static data from the past in a database? Outside of tracking how many, cost and depreciation value, I cannot think of a single thing. Although as I watch the Nats play the Mets, baseball is all about metrics and stats from the past without relative value for the novice watcher. Number of homeruns in relationship to how many others have hit or the most ever hit brings a whole new perspective. It's the relationship and relativivity of the metric that brings "value" by creating "information".
The topic of CMDB can bring holy war, lengthy debate, but tonight I am going to be short and sweet with luck and slightly controversial.
Has BSM crossed the chasm?
John Dragoon's blog post (http://www.novell.com/company/blogs/cmo) got me thinking about a common discussion that occurs regarding BSM. The Novell Business Service Management technology has been in the game for >12 years now and one would think it is mainstream by now, especially in terms of how fast technology updates come to market. It's interesting in that BSM isn't a technology, but rather a practice IT organizations are attempting to achieve in aligning to the business and speaking in terms of services. It's hard to believe that in >25 years (I started at age 12) this nut still hasn't been cracked. Yikes! “Glue and a View” technology is as close as I can think one can come to addressing the alignment with a pure play technology, however, takes the clever IT leader to best understand how to use the “glue” to create a “view” that enables the team to acknowledge-assess-act in market time to market conditions leveraging the technology to call these audibles before the game goes awry as the next outage headliner. I see the daggers in the hearts of my developer friends with this over simplification of a “rich” integration engine that presents metrics as information about services in real-time to have a “view” of technology as services in the most complex of environments. Read on.........
Submitted by: mhudnall on Thu. 06.03.2010
Filed Under: Cool Solutions, Solution Provider, Technology Partners, Cool Blogs: Official Novell Bloggers, Data Center, Business Service Management Cool Solutions
Topic: Business Service Management, Configuration, Intelligent Workload Management, IT Management, Monitoring, Performance
Product: Business Service Management
ZENworks can tell the difference between Windows XP, Windows 2000, and Windows 7. Don't make it treat them all the same.
Submitted by: dmichael on Fri. 05.07.2010
Filed Under: ZENworks Cool Solutions, Cool Solutions, All Tech, All the Time
Topic: All-Tech ZENworks, Configuration, Shortcuts, Tips for Administrators, Upgrade, Versions, Windows, Windows XP, Workgroup, Workstation Association, ZENworks
Product: ZENworks, ZENworks Configuration Management, ZENworks for Desktops
Do you have services like ZENworks Configuration Management that rely on DNS and DDNS to function correctly? Well, here is a tip that you can use to get everything functioning well with Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 & the DNS/DHCP Services.
Submitted by: cdrew on Fri. 04.16.2010
Filed Under: Collaboration Cool Solutions, Cool Solutions, Open Enterprise Server Cool Solutions, All Tech, All the Time
Topic: All-Tech OES, Configuration, Health Reports, IT Management, Java, Monitoring, NetWare, Scripting, Troubleshooting
Product: NetWare, Open Enterprise Server
Ever wanted to run zman locally from a workstation instead of the server console? Here's how to make it happen...