The purpose of the Configuration Management process
is to establish and maintain the integrity of the work products/items of a process or project and make them available to concerned parties.
In implementing the configuration management process
area, developers establish the integrity of software components by comparing them and resolving any conflicts.
A comprehensive configuration management process
is required earlier in the programme.
LANDesk Software have announced the findings of a commissioned ROI study by IDC on the use of LANDesk products to automate IT change and configuration management processes
. The study found that on average, LANDesk customers realized a three-year return on investment of 698% for their deployed LANDesk solutions - a nearly sevenfold return.
Intended for IBM clients, business partners and field personnel who need to implement Change and Configuration Management processes
through the Tivoli CCMDB, this guide covers the separate components of the product as well as step-by-step instructions on planning and installation.
FACTS II and the ongoing pilot of FACTS Info have recently implemented new configuration management processes
, but both lack adequate risk management procedures, such as formalized procedures to plan for foreseeable risks.
By consolidating security posture information and automating security functions like host configuration management processes
and vulnerability assessment, security managers no longer need to manually correlate facts across reports, tools and networks using e-mail and spreadsheets as their primary management tools.
-- Increased Automation of IT Operations -- Increased automation enables coordination of configuration management processes
spanning data centers, servers, and load balancers and across the entire software stack.
This survey reflects the enthusiasm shown by IT professionals for private clouds, underscoring the need to address IT configuration management processes
and technology to maintain stability for private cloud infrastructures.