SOURCE: Evergreen Systems

May 30, 2007 15:52 ET

Evergreen Systems Announces Guide on Nine Steps to Implementing a Successful CMDB Project

Practical Guide Lays Out 'How-To' Plan for an Effective CMDB

STERLING, VA--(Marketwire - May 30, 2007) - Evergreen Systems, a leading IT consulting firm, today announced the release of a white paper on how to implement a successful Configuration Management Database (CMDB) with specific references on the relationship of the CMDB to Change Management, Release Management, Configuration Items, Asset Management and Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA). The paper can be downloaded via the link below:

This comprehensive guide defines what a CMDB is and is not, discusses and quantifies the value of a CMDB and details how Configuration Items (CIs) are defined, organized and mapped. This white paper also describes how a CMDB brings all CIs under centralized Change, Configuration and Release management control.

All varieties of discovery methods (including probes) are detailed and analyzed, and in the case of automated discovery, vendors and tools are listed with notations on product weaknesses to avoid. The relationship mapping section covers configuration and virtual relationships and the suggested scope of mapping is outlined. The guide culminates in a discussion of the creation of views and detail on CMDB maintenance, including personnel and skill sets required to administer the CMDB on an ongoing basis.

A CMDB can improve change governance, security and regulatory compliance, reduce problem resolution time, improve 'real time' management of the data center server and software footprint and accelerate and simplify all of ITIL initiatives.

Evergreen Systems ( is a highly specialized technology consulting firm focused on helping firms maximize the value of IT to their businesses. Evergreen specializes in ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) business case development and consulting, and offers services that include Service Catalog development, Change Management consulting, Configuration Management Database (CMDB) development ( and Asset Management. From strategic planning, to policy development, through execution, Evergreen makes sure that what gets planned, gets done.

Leaders in insurance, finance, healthcare and retail rely on Evergreen to address today's major business challenges including making ITIL and COBIT operable, understanding and organizing IT assets for better planning and execution, developing automated, streamlined compliance processes, and maximizing benefit through change, configuration and asset management. Global 2000 organizations work with Evergreen for sound strategy, flawless execution and measurable results.

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