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Great quotes about ITIL and CMDB:

Warning don't try ITIL V3's SKMS at work

ITIL V3's Service Knowledge Management System (SKMS) is something to aspire to. But it is seldom a good decision to do it right now. WARNING: don't try this at work.

While ITIL V2 CMDB was silly, ITIL V3 SKMS is totally absurd

At the request of a fellow skeptic, I am asking readers to name one, just one, example of an ITIL V3 Service Knowledge Management System, SKMS, in the wild. Not the beginnings of one or part of one, or a bastardised version of one. Just one fully formed, grown up, functioning SKMS. Name one.

The CMDB Federation proceeeds at its usual glacial pace

The CMDB Federation was formed in April 2006 by CMDB vendors so they could tell people they were moving towards a common standard of interoperability, known in the CMDB world as "federation", so the group is called the Federation. Two years later what have we got to show? Glacial advance. That's the way the vendors want it.

How long can they beat the CMDB drum? What is the next fad?

drumCMDB can't be done - not with a reasonable investment of resources. But not to hear the vendors (of software and consulting) tell it.

Lies, damned lies and statistics: adoption of ITIL

Seems like about a third of organisations in the USA have adopted ITIL and another third plan to [when the survey doesn't mention country it usually means the USA, which remains oblivious to the rest of the world: World Cup baseball anyone?]. And only 6% have a single CMDB, or I should now say CMS.

10 reasons NOT to do CMDB - The IT Skeptic

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This is a podcast of the original article.

OK I'll bite. One of the nice folk at Evergreen, Jill Landers, posted "Top 10 reasons to implement a CMDB". I'll do the right thing and not quote it in full here so you need to go read that first. Then you can enjoy my "Top 10 reasons NOT to implement CMDB"

The CMDB Federation releases its federation specification for public review

The CMDB Federation has released "version 0.95" draft specification of the standard for federation (read: interoperability) between CMDBs and similar operational software. This specification will make quite an impact on the IT operations software market once it is finished... but it isn't yet, not by a long way.

Top 10 reasons NOT to implement CMDB

This article has been podcast

OK I'll bite. One of the nice folk at Evergreen, Jill Landers, posted "Top 10 reasons to implement a CMDB". I'll do the right thing and not quote it in full here so you need to go read that first. Then you can enjoy my "Top 10 reasons NOT to implement CMDB"

"Good IT Service Management is simply not possible without” a CMDB? Balls!

I just read Larry Cooper’s article in the latest DITY newsletter: A CMDB Runs Through IT. Larry’s assertion is that “Good IT Service Management is simply not possible without” a CMDB. My reaction: balls!

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