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The CMDB Imperative: How to Realize the Dream and Avoid the Nightmares by Carlos Casanova, Glenn O’Donnell

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Chapter 6. Integration—There’s No Way Around It!

The issue of using “best of breed” products versus a single suite of tools from a single vendor directly impacts your CMS implementation, regardless of which you choose. If your company philosophy is to choose a “best of breed” approach, your integration efforts will likely be significantly higher than if you had chosen to use suites of tools from a reduced number of vendors. On the other hand, using suites of tools does not guarantee that the vendor integrated the individual components well and obviously the individual components are not likely to be the best products in their respective categories.

As the CMS grows, it will likely become central to most, if not all, of your operational ...

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