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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 9. Leveraging the CMS

This chapter is probably one of the most interesting for us to write because it is the only one that speaks exclusively to the purpose and value in what you are trying to accomplish. In the previous chapters, we discussed the origins and future of the Configuration Management System (CMS), as well as how to go about designing and building it. In this chapter, we focus on many of the different ways you can use what you have built. You might not be currently able to do some of the points we discuss because of your company’s current state of IT, and others might never become relevant depending on whether your business requirements warrant them. All of them, however, should help you appreciate the capability that ...

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