The stage has been set for you to make effective investments. With that in mind, you can use this chapter to help you to answer a number of relevant questions. These include the following:
• How do you select and compare core CMDB/CMS and Application Discovery and Dependency Mapping products and map them to your priorities and toolset gaps?
• What is generally available in the industry in terms of packaging, administrative efficiency, scope, modeling, integration, and unique functional values?
• What are the trade-offs between SaaS and on-premise solutions?
• What other key investments might you be looking at depending on use case and need?