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Composing a CMDB requires new rules for navigating today’s modern enterprise
This article is part of the ServiceNow CMDB Webinar Series issue of May 19, 2020
Rule #1: Start your CMDB project around the business value it brings. Populating a CMDB with data or Configuration Items (CIs) and relationships has no real value in and of itself. The value comes from the processes it supports or the business decisions that can be made from it. Without understanding what value you want to drive out of the CMDB, it will become a journey with no end in sight. Consider these starting points: IT Asset and Inventory Management driven by compliance or vendor management challenges Data Center Consolidation or Cloud Migration to reduce management overhead and costs M&A with other organizations to take advantage of more efficiency Security Vulnerability to reduce risk to the enterprise Enterprise Change Management and Impact Analysis to protect your organization from self-inflicted issues and outages Application Rationalization and IT Transformation to give visibility into innovation decisions Any of these are examples of initiatives to align your CMDB project to—to make sure you have the proper ...
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